Medical marijuana can enhance your experience from meditation (and yoga) because of ways it communicates and interacts with the brain’s endocannabinoid system. For this reason, more and more patients with a medical marijuana card combine MMJ with their session.
What are its benefits? For one, it has the ability of relaxing the muscles and bringing a better situational perspective among users.
In addition, the National Institute on Drug Abuse revealed that marijuana could heighten both time and sensory perception. Also, MMJ can help people relax, go deeper spiritually and gain an insightful perspective.
All these benefits are valuable when looking to achieve the best results from a yoga or meditation session.
If you’re interested to combine meditation and cannabis, learn more about it in the following.
Smoke weed before, during or after meditation?
The answer to this questions lies on personal preference.
Some use it before their session. For example, they use a vaporizer to take a few hits just to get enough of a buzz (before playing music and meditating).
If smoking before a session, you should only take a few hits in order to gauge its effects. And just after the smoking, you can have a snack and a glass of water to get rid of the munchies.
Mental And Physical Effects Of Cannabis
What are the physical and mental effects of cannabis? Generally, cannabis can help people to…
- Lose weight
- Battle addiction
- Relieve depressive symptoms
- Improve metabolism
- Get rid of social anxiety
- Stop cancer spread
- Get cured of glaucoma
- Manage pain better
- Fight off a digestive illness
- Overcome post-traumatic stress disorder
- Control epileptic seizures
- Use a safer alternative to alcohol and drugs
- Improve creativity
- Fight Crohn’s disease
But regarding meditation and weed, do they work well together in enhancing the effects of the prior?
The answer is yes because cannabis can make any form of art “just like meditation” better. In fact, it can also improve results from an exercise like yoga
Basically, medical marijuana card holders can improve the results of their meditative sessions (like mindfulness meditation) because it can open their spiritual side, hold back less of themselves and achieve mental clarity and focus while performing breathing exercises and other forms of meditation.
Mentally, MMJ can also temporarily help you reach a higher consciousness state, which promotes better concentration or focus– with a mind “less distracted” and a body “more engaged” at the moment.
[And for spiritual seekers, inhaling the herb can bring them closer to God and help elicit euphoric feelings.]
What cannabis product to choose for yoga and meditation?
A potential problem can be finding the right strain for many people because it will involve some experimenting until they find their perfect match.
So for the next question, what cannabis products should you use for yoga and meditation? What are the best strains to enhance your meditative experience?
What to remember is that Sativa strains and hybrids give motivating, focusing and energizing effects – and so they can be suitable if meditating at daytime.
On the other hand, Indica strains and hybrids can be sedating and relaxing, so they may be ideal for nighttime meditation if you want to achieve a restful sleep.
So as a general rule of thumb, figure out how you want MMJ to help. If you’re looking to use it with meditation because you’re finding a hard time focusing, you should find a strain to help you achieve a cognitive high.
On the other hand, pick one that will help you achieve a body-centered high if you’re having a hard time in controlling breathing and relaxing muscles. The same applies if you’re opting for edibles, topical creams and other MMJ products.
Some patients, on the other hand, drink MMJ-infused teas for an enhanced meditation experience.
TIP: Briefly, marijuana dispensaries and growers label their products based on their effects. Some to read include,
- And so on
Needless to say, combining medical cannabis and meditation can elevate spiritual enlightenment, an insightful perspective and ultimate relaxation.
These two can be a perfect match provided you know which strain or product to use to enhance your experience.
But in all cases, you should not overdo but start low and gauge cannabis effects on your brain and body if you want to reach that deep mental state and achieve that full body relaxation with MMJ meditation.
Olivia Davis is an enthusiastic, creative author and the Communications Assistant at Dr.Green Relief – Medical Marijuana Doctors. Our mission is to aid patients with qualifying conditions to get their MMJ Card so they can use, possess and cultivate medical marijuana legally.
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