International Yoga Day 2022: One of the latest yoga trends gaining popularity in many parts of the world is CBD (cannabidiol) yoga. Experts say that from enhancing the yoga experience to relieving body aches, stress, and anxiety, using CBD-based products could also help those with chronic pain and mobility issues. It is also said to relax the mind, which helps one get more benefits from the ancient practice. (Also read: International Yoga Day Special: Purpose of Yoga Is to Completely Reconstruct Our Lives, Says Himalayan Siddha Akshar)
“Apart from the fact that both yoga and cannabis wellness have their roots in Indian culture and heritage, another similarity is that both can play a crucial role in creating a stable mind-body connection. The In my opinion, the real purpose of yoga practice is to enable awareness, strength and harmony of our mind and body. In addition, in modern times, the consumption of CBD or medicinal cannabis can play an important role alongside regular yoga practice to help each other complement and pave the way for the holistic well-being of the individual and helps people to live better, healthier and stronger lifestyles,” says yoga expert Vinod Sharma.
Richa Jaggi, co-founder of Awshad, a cannabis wellness startup, says that yoga is primarily therapeutic for the body, helping to create a mind-body connection, while CBD has proven clinical/medicinal values and works seamlessly with the body The body’s endocannabinoid system interacts and neurotransmitters.
“CBD and yoga go together beautifully and can complement each other to enhance everyone’s combined experience. CBD-based wellness products act as a mental relaxant, pain reliever and holistic healer, thereby laying a rock-solid foundation to enable both mental health and physical well-being for the individual,” says Jaggi.
How CBD Eases the Yoga Experience for People with Chronic Pain
Richa Jaggi says that CBD and yoga can complement each other very well when it comes to well-being.
“While yoga is undoubtedly a great practice in the long run, it cannot be a ‘generic’ and ‘instant’ solution to address the wellness needs of many. For example, doing yoga daily and properly for people with chronic pain and mobility issues could become very difficult and it can take a long time before they reap the benefits and benefits of yoga. CBD can be of great help to such people to actually overcome their pain and physical problems and to enable them to continue practicing yoga regularly,” says Jaggi.
Benefits of CBD for general well-being
– CBD reacts with certain receptors in our body to improve sleep quality and help people manage insomnia.
– CBD also has great anti-inflammatory properties which in turn help people improve their gut health, immunity and reduce pain.
– CBD offers powerful anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties. And by making CBD a part of your daily life over the longer term, you will notice an overall sense of well-being, a calmer and more relaxed mind.
How to use CBD oil while practicing yoga
Jaggi says there is no right answer as to how best to use CBD oil with yoga as it depends on the individual. However, she says that taking a few drops of CBD oil before stepping onto your yoga mat is highly recommended, as it will definitely help you find the right mindset for practicing and meditating. She adds that consuming CBD oil after daily yoga practice can help heal sore muscles and reduce inflammation.
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