18 May Adding CBD to Your Yoga Routine
As an all-natural plant-derived cannabinoid, CBD can augment yogis’ efforts to achieve balance.
Yoga is an ancient total mind-body practice that continues to be a great way to promote physical, mental, and emotional balance in your life. As an all-natural plant-derived cannabinoid that interacts with the body’s native systems to encourage homeostasis, CBD oil can augment your yoga routine by facilitating that movement toward balance.
Here you can learn more about the benefits of adding CBD to your yoga regimen and how to work CBD products into your next yoga session.
What is CBD?
An all-natural cannabinoid derived from the stalks and seeds of hemp, CBD encourages balance and wellness by augmenting your body’s own naturally produced cannabinoids.
Once absorbed by the body, CBD is able to interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system, a major regulatory network that is constantly working to keep your body and its many functions in homeostasis. Energy balance, metabolism, immune function, mood, appetite, and bone mass are just some of the functions that are constantly monitored and regulated by your endocannabinoid system.
CBD has become highly sought after in recent years and today is taken by many people to support and strengthen the endocannabinoid system’s efforts.
CBD stimulates the endocannabinoid system by interacting with its receptors, further encouraging its abilities to effectively keep the body balanced.
Yogis can take advantage of these natural balancing properties by incorporating CBD products – such as CBD tinctures, CBD isolate, CBD edibles, and CBD topicals — into their routine.
Benefits of Making CBD Part of Your Yoga Workout
People who practice yoga typically enjoy the way the activity disconnects them from the hectic pace of life and allows them to look inward. Yoga offers an unrivaled way to increase your flexibility, muscle strength and tone, and physical performance, while also encouraging mental balance.
CBD products can augment yoga’s ability to facilitate greater physical and mental balance. CBD has an affinity for activating serotonin receptors, specifically 5-HT1A, which is responsible for controlling mood. Users often report feeling calm and relaxed after using CBD, which can allow greater focus and awareness during a yoga workout.
Many yogis who incorporate CBD into their yoga routine have described the sensation as “finding their flow” or “calming their mind.”
Because CBD is non-psychoactive and doesn’t cause a high, yogis can incorporate CBD products before or after their yoga sessions without having to worry about their physical and cognitive functions being temporarily impacted.
Taking CBD Before Yoga to Encourage Balance
Using CBD before your yoga workout can help you perform at your best by encouraging your body to function as efficiently as possible.
For yogis interested in experiencing the balancing properties of CBD during their yoga session, CBD products should be taken with enough time for the compound to take effect. Different methods of consumption have different lengths of time that it takes for effects to begin.
HempMeds® offers quick-acting CBD products that are ideal for taking before a yoga workout.
For fast activation of CBD’s balancing effects, try RSHO™ CBD Isolate. This versatile 99% pure CBD powder can be vaporized or “dabbed” with a special water bubbler, which allows the CBD to bypass the digestive tract and liver to more easily enter the bloodstream where it can interact with the endocannabinoid system’s receptors. CBD isolate can also be applied directly under the tongue, which allows the CBD compounds to be absorbed sublingually through the mucous membranes in the mouth and be quickly delivered to the bloodstream.
For those new to CBD and looking for reduced potency, Dixie Botanicals® Dew Drop tinctures, available in peppermint, cinnamon, and natural flavor options, can be dripped from the included dropper under the tongue so that effects can be felt within minutes.
Taking CBD After Yoga to Encourage Recovery
Finishing your yoga routine with CBD products can help your body restore itself after an intense session by promoting movement back toward homeostasis.
Once you’re finished with your yoga session, you can address the fatigue or tightness in your muscles or joints with Dixie Botanicals® Salvation Balm. This CBD topical is formulated with natural ingredients like sustainably sourced beeswax, camphor oil, and a blend of fragrant cedarwood and lavender oils for optimal recovery. Salvation Balm is designed to be massaged right into troubled areas, where CBD is absorbed through the skin to pamper your tired body.
For those needing a low-sugar boost of energy after yoga, Dixie Botanicals® Kicks are all-natural energy chews that combine CBD with B vitamins and either caffeine or vitamin D3. Available in chocolate, mango citrus, and sour apple flavors, Kicks contain all-natural ingredients that provide energy and help you rejuvenate after pushing yourself.
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