Our lives are loaded with crazy tech innovations, fake news and incessant stimuli of every kind, having a meditation practice in place is one of the healthiest things you can do for mind, body and soul. When you add a relaxing cannabis strain to the mix, the synergy it creates reaps many additional benefits.
Breathing techniques are central to meditation and cannabis helps us to focus on our breath, how we’re inhaling and exhaling. It also helps us slip into the trance-like state that many practitioners are aiming for. Some microdose to meditate, some take in a little more, but it doesn’t take too much cannabis to enhance the experience.
The mornings are the ideal time to meditate, when our minds are not yet racing and cluttered with a full day on the grind. Remember to hydrate yourself first and also remember to just toke until you feel the calm and uplifting effects. You want to meditate, not go back to bed. Sit for as long as you can and then begin the day with a clear mind and heart.
Sometimes a certain strain or head space can turn smoking marijuana into a paranoia fest. Now THAT is the time to meditate, whether you feel capable of sitting still or not. There is no right way to meditate, so pull up a chair, a zafu, sit cross legged in your back lawn or even use a specialized meditation bench. Whatever puts you the most at ease is the right answer.
A wonderful side effect of meditation with cannabis is that the bliss you find while on your journey can last the whole day through. Keep in mind that this is not a chore, but a tool for holistic well being. There’s no reason to feel overwhelmed, even if you’re going into the meditation with anxiety and a busy brain.
There is also no length of time that is set in stone for you to meditate. Many suggest starting off a practice with five to 10 minutes per day and then working your way up to a longer set. However, in truth, working up to 15 to 20 minutes a day will make a world of difference in your life, especially with the enhancement of cannabis and its healing properties.