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Whether you are one of the uber-bendy yogis who down dogs daily, or you are someone who just dabbles in the occasional vinyasa, you might be ready to take your practice to the next level. That’s where CBD comes in.
It turns out, CBD and yoga can be a harmonious combination. From getting you in the right mindset for practice and meditation, to helping heal your sore muscles from too many yogi pushups, here’s why CBD may be your new trusty go-to.
It can help you find your Shavasana
While getting into a meditative state comes naturally for some, others of us have a lot of trouble sitting still. Because meditation is an important part of any yoga practice, CBD can help slow down the racing thoughts in your head, allowing you to enjoy some calmer vibes. If you experience anxiety, brain fog, or depression, CBD may benefit you, too.
It can help you get into the flow
Sometimes it can take 30 minutes or more before you feel like you’re focused enough to enjoy the class, right? For a one-hour class, that time can be crucial. CBD can help get your mind yoga-ready. That includes helping clear your head and let go of stress so you’ll be ready to flow faster. Once you are in class, you’ll also feel more focused so you can power through until the last down dog sequence.
It can help work out any aches and pains
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As well as getting your mind ready for yoga, CBD can also benefit your body. If you’re coming to your mat with any residual tightness or tension from a previous practice or workout, CBD can help you loosen up faster. It also can help rid your spine, upper back, and shoulders of any rigidness so you can start to bend and move comfortably.
It can help with faster recovery
Yoga can be a relaxing way to exercise, but it’s also hard work. A one-hour vinyasa flow can involve pushups, planks, and other muscle strengthening moves.
Turning to CBD after a difficult class can help you recover faster by helping fight inflammation, reducing soreness, and easing tightness in your muscles. (Pro tip: Try adding a CBD bath bomb or salts to your bubble bath and you’ll be feeling better in no time.) Plus, CBD may help you sleep better at night post-yoga, which is crucial for muscle recovery. In the next day or two, you’ll be ready to flow again.
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