Partnering Yoga and CBD for the ultimate wellness routine
August 12, 2021
Yoga has long been a firm favourite in the wellness world, combining the strengthening properties of exercise and the stress relieving properties of meditation. Yoga is a great way to not only get your body moving, but look after your mind all at once. Pair this physical practice with the benefits of CBD and you have a winning partnership.
As CBD does not include the psychoactive drug found in marijuana, it is completely safe to use during exercise, especially in Yoga. You will still feel in full control of your body and be able to identify your body's boundaries, so you don’t have to worry about not noticing when to pull back or when you can go a little deeper into the pose.
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits for combining yoga with CBD …
If you’ve ever been to a Yoga class, you’ll know that often the class starts with a short meditation to make sure you are completely relaxed and in tune with your body. When we add CBD into the mix, we deepen this connection with our physical selves and fully relax into our practice. Including CBD into your Yoga routine can help you to boost your focus and prevent your mind from wandering off to your to-do list.
Not only can CBD improve your immersion into your Yoga practice, but when you finish up and settle in for a peaceful savasana it can enhance the euphoric and energetic, natural ‘buzz’ we get after completing a yoga or exercise session.
It’s important to note that this ‘buzz’ is completely natural and most certainly legal. CBD oils, such as Potyque, containing less than 0.2% THC, are of the highest, purest quality. This low level of THC means that we extract all the goodness from the plant, without any of the side effects or highs that accompany THC.
Aiding in deep stretches
A well-rounded yoga practice helps you warm up and stretch your entire body. CBD oil can help ease you into the practice, helping to relax our muscles.
When our muscles are completely relaxed, it’s much easier to get into those super bendy poses and vastly improve our form within our favourite Yoga positions. Of course, we want to be careful not to push ourselves too far, but by including CBD oil in our practice we can start to see progress much faster than without it and also potentially reduce any post-exercise inflammation.
Good for the body and good for the mind
As well as increased concentration, CBD Yoga is able to help us completely relax allowing us to relieve even more stress and tension from the body. Often this tension causes physical ailments that we start to notice when our stress levels are high, but Yoga helps us to wring out all that tension and prevent the most common physical side-effects of stress within the body. Adding CBD into the mix allows us to deepen that relaxation aiding in more efficient stress relief.
It’s not just the body that benefits from this increased tension relief though, the mind also benefits. From better and more restful sleep, to a potential decrease in anxiety and overthinking.
Combining these two powerhouses of wellbeing into one succinct routine can be the ultimate way to boost your wellness. Doing CBD Yoga may give you an instant feeling of calm, but long-term practice will show the most benefits to your overall health. If you’re worried about using CBD oil with Yoga, you can put your mind at ease.
To get started, we highly recommend our 5% beginner friendly CBD oil, or if you’re ready to commit, why not take a look at our titration pack?