Stoner Guide; Cannabis and Yoga
Stoners these days are doing all that they can to stay healthy. A lot are seeking out the enlightenment of yoga. It’s relaxing and extremely good for your body, giving results that are wanted by many. Smoking cannabis and yoga are two things that go together very well, for multiple reasons. The two compliment each other in such a way that people are even starting to incorporate smoking in to their daily yoga routine.
When you smoke cannabis, you feel relaxed. Same goes for yoga. By ingesting cannabis while doing this particular exercise, people reach the ultimate level of relaxation. Cannabis also helps the user focus on their movement, making sure that every pose is perfect. Being stoned while doing this also allows some people to feel more in tune with their bodies, a key element in the practice of yoga. Marijuana has been part of this method of exercise for a long time, even though there are some who disagree.
The creator of Ganja Yoga, Dee Dussault, promotes the use of cannabis with yoga. According to her, tantric yoga and straight yoga are very different. While straight yoga to the Buddha advocates for purity, tantric yoga says “to use whatever tools are available to get to a place of transcendence”. For some, this method includes using marijuana, which Dussault says must be used “mindfully”. Marijuana is supposed to enhance the experience of yoga, not block it out completely.
The practice of using cannabis and yoga together dates back to ancient times, where the plant was listed in the yoga sutras, documents written in Sanskrit long before Jesus Christ. The sutras are the foundation of yoga and say that using herbs is one of the five methods used in avoiding ignorance. Although marijuana is not mentioned specifically in the text, there are quite a few that believe the herbs mentioned are, in fact, our favorite flower. Yoga, as said before, is supposed to cause extreme relaxation. Marijuana can only help further that journey for the majority of yoga practicers.