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CBD and Yoga - Why you should try it

27/01/2020 5 MIN. READ Katharina Schweigert
27/01/2020 5 MIN. READ Katharina Schweigert

CBD and Yoga is like vacation and sun or like weekend and sleeping in. Individually quite nice - but only together it makes you really happy. So why not connect? Whoever reaches for CBD oil first and takes that cozy feeling with him on the mat, reaches a new level of his yoga routine. What advantages the combination of CBD and yoga could have, you can find out here.

CBD and Yoga - Everything at a glance

  1. CBD and Yoga - reduces stress
  2. Become one with body and mind - Balance and CBD
  3. Relaxed longer with CBD


1. CBD and Yoga - reduces stress

Power Yoga, Yin Yoga, Prana Yoga and Yoga Hatha - are great, but we already know them! CBD and Yoga on the other hand - that is new. This is not about a changed temperature, the Bikram Yoga, or hanging in a cloth, the Aerial Yoga. Rather it is about deepening your yoga practice. Yoga in itself promotes your flexibility, is considered a stress killer and leads to more mindfulness in everyday life. Yoga together with CBD could help you to reduce your stress better and more lastingly.

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What happens to your body when you combine CBD and Yoga?

The ingredients of cannabis contribute to your overall wellbeing in a natural way. It helps you get on track and balance yourself. Taken before yoga, it could take your practice and meditation to the next level. More and more yogis worldwide are realizing this.

The true science behind the positive effects of CBD and for example CBD Gel or CBD Oil is related to the natural substances in the terpenes.

In cannabis and other natural healing plants you can find terpenes. They are the main component of essential oils. More specifically, they are chemical compounds found in conifers, lavender, lemongrass, thyme, cloves, rosemary, basil, pine and cannabis. The good thing is: Terpenes are completely natural and above all well tolerated.

The powerful, aromatic essences not only help with health problems. They could just as powerfully change your state of mind - in a good way! CBD enriched with terpenes can lead to a reduction of tension and thus make a Vinyasa Flow Yoga session more effective. Learn more about CBD and terpenes in our hemp wiki article.

CBD could do to you what meditation normally does to you. Cannabidiol can calm your mental state. Studies show that meditation releases serotonin (5-HT), a neurochemical substance in the brain. Serotonin in turn is responsible for making you feel happier and better. In addition, increasing serotonin levels can help develop new connections and brain cells associated with feelings of happiness. And if you are happy and feel good, you are less stressed.

2. Become one with body and mind - CBD and Yoga

The combination of CBD and yoga, preferably with meditation, can help you to reconnect better with your body, without the high feeling.

Taking CBD, for example in form of CBD capsules, is therefore a natural possibility for a particularly gentle yoga practice. Especially nervous people can benefit from it. CBD can especially help those who have difficulty in finding peace, whose spirals of thoughts are spinning non-stop and who have difficulty in switching off. How often have you been to a yoga class and thought: "I should be Zen! I wish my thoughts would remain silent!

CBD can lower the volume of your inner voice. Taking CBD as CBD oil just before class can help to relax the mind just enough to focus on your inner being. Your mind calms down. The latter is usually a prerequisite for a yoga session.

This is not the case with you? You have your stress level well under control? Congratulations! Fortunately, you too could benefit from the CBD intake. Whether in the studio, in the yoga loft or with Youtube: You can deepen your experience on the mat. CBD comes from nature and also reunites you with our original connection to the plant kingdom. Whether Kundalini Yoga, Yin Yoga, Prana Yoga, Yoga Hatha - Cannabidiol has the potential to take your Yoga exercises to new heights. Especially when it comes to achieving a state of relaxation and serenity.

CBD could support your regeneration after a strenuous asana practice

After a strenuous Vinyasa Flow Yoga session, for example, fine cracks in the muscle tissue, small local inflammations in the muscle fibers, develop in the body. Good old sore muscles. This in turn could be shortened by using CBD oil and its regenerative properties.

3. Relax longer with CBD - CBD and Yoga

All eight limbs of yoga, especially asana and meditation, not only soothe the mind in the short term, but also teach practitioners the skills to balance their own body and mind. Whether in a yoga loft or at home, taking CBD before a session can help to achieve a heightened state of serenity more easily.

At the same time cannabidiol helps to maintain this calming effect, the Savasana feeling of happiness, for a longer period of time after leaving the mat. When we feel pleasure and calm, the brain releases a neurotransmitter called anandamide (a cannabinoid produced naturally in the body).

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Short excursus: Cannabinoids in turn are chemical compounds that are able to influence the body's own cannabinoid receptors, which are central components of the endocannabinoid system. More about this under: Endocannabinoid System.

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Back to anandamide and thus to its advantage: according to its name, anandamide can trigger feelings of gratitude, joy and happiness. Its disadvantage: Unfortunately it breaks down quickly. CBD helps here. It can suppress the enzyme that breaks down anandamide so that the pleasant effect of your practice is prolonged.

Yoga is already a perfect balance to a stressful everyday life. CBD products can balance imbalances in our nervous system. Both together can lead to absolute relaxation. You will reach a new level of relaxation and serenity, from which you will benefit longer. Your head switches off better. After the yoga session your body can regenerate faster. Try it out and see for yourself!

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