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Adding CBD to Your Yoga Routine?

CBD has become immensely popular in recent years, everyone from famous actors and athletes are discovering the popularity of CBD. More and more Yogis are choosing to incorporate CBD into their yoga routines. While those not familiar with yoga may conjure up a picture of a hippie casually stretching, those who have actually practiced this discipline know how mentally and physically demanding it can be. The ultimate goal of Yoga is to uplift the well-being of both body and mind.

Plants and Yoga: An Intertwining History

Yoga’s roots reach as far back as 5,000 years ago in Northern India. It was during this time that Hinduism was in its infancy. The beginning of this religion is marked by the creation of the Vedas, a collection of ancient, holy scriptures which became the building blocks of Hinduism. These scriptures mentioned both yoga and use of plants several times, and the two became integral aspects of Indian culture.

Even if you know little about Indian culture, odds are you have heard of Lord Shiva, one of the most important gods in Hinduism. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a depiction of Lord Shiva not in the lotus pose, which is apt as he is the father of yoga and the master of all yogis. According to legend, not only did he practice yoga every day, but he consumed plants as well the quest for enlightenment.

History lessons are fun and all, but what does this mean for you? 



As mentioned, yoga is partly a mental battle. A practiced yogi is able to block out the outside world, thoughts, and emotions. However, we live in a world where our attention is constantly being tugged in a dozen directions at the same time. As if work, chores, and family weren’t enough to handle, we are constantly being bombarded by texts, news alerts, and emails at all hours of the day.

Concentration and focus, an integral part of proper yoga, are challenging to maintain in this day and age. If you find you’re one of the many people who’s mind is a constant beehive buzzing with thoughts and worries, don’t worry, there’s still hope. Yoga practice may influence your brain’s serotonin and dopamine receptors and increase your body’s production of these two chemicals, both of which are essential to concentration.

Relaxation & Prolonged Peace

Most yoga classes or sessions end with Savasana (alternatively spelled Shavasana), otherwise known as corpse pose. During Savasana, the Yogi lies on the crowd and attempts to relax one body part at a time and expelling one thought at a time. Although the idea of lying down and relaxing sounds incredibly easy, this pose is commonly referred to as one of the most difficult in yoga. The goal is to achieve utter relaxation, which is actually a lot harder than it sounds. Those who reach this stage of bliss find that the calming effects do not last as long as desired.

When we feel happy or positive in general, our brains release a neurotransmitter called Anandamide. In Sanskrit, ‘Ananda’ means ‘bliss,’ and this chemical is attributed to the sensation of the “runner’s high.” These neurotransmitters are fragile and do not last long, eventually being broken down by the body.  Thus, helping you achieve relaxation during Savasana and maintaining that level of bliss afterward.

What is CBD?

Let’s start with the basics. No, CBD is not THC. THC is a chemical responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis. CBD is not psychoactive in any way.

CBD is short for Cannabidiol, one of the over 100 cannabinoids found in some strands of hemp. This cannabinoid is nearly identical in structure to the endocannabinoids that your body naturally produces. CBD interacts with our endocannabinoid system. How Can you add CBD to your Yoga practice?

Our go to option is almost always our Artisan CBD Gummies!


What Form of CBD is Best for Me?

CBD comes in many kinds of forms from CBD oil tinctures to  CBD Tea.  Overall, tinctures are the most popular but CBD Gummies are another convenient method of consuming CBD, as most come with droppers to accurately administer the correct dosage for your needs.



For more information on the biology and brain chemistry behind the enhanced focus and peace associated with yoga, check out our other in depth article Adding CBD to your meditation routine/

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