Cannabidiol (CBD) is all the hype lately, but there is something even better on the rise— CBD yoga classes.
Imagine your typical yoga class, but now you have the chance to add a little twist. Instead of simply laying out your mat and beginning your session you have the chance to pair it with CBD. The duo might seem great by themselves, but combining the two might be the game changer we’ve all been waiting for.
It’s sort of like the Entourage Effect, which argues cannabinoids work best when used in combination with another, but even better. By using them together, it naturally supplements your mind and body connection.
Both yoga and CBD promote an overall sense of well-being, so why not try them out together?
Yoga and CBD Benefits
Health benefits of yoga:
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduce insomnia
- Reduce chronic pain
- Stress reduction
- Improved respiration, energy and vitality
Benefits users report CBD reduces or helps with:
- Joint pain and inflammation
Where can you find a yoga class that incorporates CBD?
CBD yoga classes are offered in a variety of places. Currently, they are growing popularity on the East Coast.
Out in Las Vegas, Mariijuasana graciously combines CBD with yoga. According to their website, “cannabinoids support the practice of yoga by increasing circulation, decreasing inflammation, reducing muscle spasms. and relieving pain.” Marijuasana advertises themselves as a “cannabis friendly” environment. Not only does it sound like a great time, but it seems pretty relaxing too.
Mandala Yoga, based in New York, also offers a class called “Awoke” which offers CBD drops to its students. According to their website, this class aims to help “awaken our senses and and deepen our yoga practice.”
Through breathing techniques and a variety of poses, yoga aims to help with stress relief, reducing symptoms of depression, improved balance and more. The good news is, CBD products hope to promote something similar.
CBD is known for its interaction with our Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Our ECS is responsible for ensuring our bodies are balanced. It’s also responsible regulating many of the bodies physiological responses and systems. These systems include: mood, appetite, sleep, and pain response.
Maybe trying out yoga while using CBD sounds like something you’re interested in trying, but you’re still wondering, “will it make me feel high?”
THC vs. CBD
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. People usually think CBD is the same as Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the ingredient in marijuana that makes users feel high.
So what’s the difference?
THC and CBD are both from the same plant family called cannabis. But, THC comes from marijuana which is high in THC while CBD comes from hemp which is high in cannabinoids and contains trace amounts of THC.
In fact, CBD is only legal if it contains 0.3 percent of THC or less.
Research is still limited in regards of the benefits of CBD, but hopefully not for long thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill which legalized industrial hemp. -For years, CBD’s legal status remained vague and confusing. The 2014 Farm Bill legally distingues hemp from marijuana, yet the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) still considered it a Schedule 1 drug according to the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). The 2018 Farm bill clears up the confusing by removing hemp as a Schedule 1 drug alongside heroin and LSD.
For more information on the Farm Bill click here.
So, will you try it out for yourself?
Now that hemp is on its way to legalization, odds are you might see more yoga classes offering CBD to their students.
Maybe next time you’re headed to your favorite yoga class, think about grabbing your CBD oil. I mean, why not? You’ve got nothing to lose, but possibly everything to gain.
Once you try it out leave us a comment. We would love to hear about your experience.