Introducing a dose of CBD into your body before yoga can bring a multitude of additional benefits - as well as boosting the existing gains that yoga bring to the body and mind.
Modern life can be hectic - career ladders, maintaining personal relationships, balancing finances - and all the while (if you’re lucky) trying to squeeze in some valuable me-time. In recent years many have turned to yoga as a way to reduce everyday stress and find their inner calm, as well as benefit from the myriad of physical gains such as cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and balance.
Of late, many yogis (yoga instructors) have begun integrating CBD into their yoga routines and classes. No surprise - when you look at some of the benefits of taking CBD, there is a significant overlap with those of yoga.
- Relief from anxiety and depression
- Relief from overthinking
- Improved mood
- Pain relief
- Reduced inflammation
CBD can benefit your yoga routine both physically and mentally. CBD encourages the body to produce an increased number of natural cannabinoids, which can help to balance the system and produce an anti-inflammatory response, helping to ease sore or tense muscles.
CBD can also prolong the ‘feeling of bliss’ that comes after your yoga routine. Anandamide is the neurotransmitter that stimulates a sense of happiness and wellbeing by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and body. CBD oil slows the body’s breakdown of anandamide, thereby prolonging that wondrous ‘post-yoga bliss’ after you’ve left the mat.