The mental and physical benefits of yoga have long been documented. Researchers have discovered ancient texts, inscribed on palm leaves, that can trace the art of yoga back 5,000 years.
However, due to the oral transmission of the art, many believe that yoga has been an integral part of human well-being for over 10,000 years.
While yoga is an ancient practice, the modern age has embraced the practice for its benefits wholeheartedly. It’s estimated that in the United States alone, there are over 6,000 studios solely dedicated to yoga (and all of its modern variations).
Recently, the popularity of yoga has begun to mesh with another rising form of self-care; CBD.
Both have been proven to provide physical and mental benefits and allow for us to relax, rejuvenate, and recover. The combination of CBD and yoga makes obvious sense on the surface, but now, new research is providing us with evidence of just how powerful these two can be when combined together.
CBD & Yoga May Improve Muscle Recovery
As we’ve written about before, CBD works within our endocannabinoid system that runs throughout our entire body.
These endocannabinoid receptors, when activated by CBD, help increase the amount of natural cannabinoids in our system. These cannabinoid molecules can help produce an anti-inflammatory response in our muscles, causing a relaxing effect throughout the body.
Utilizing the recovery benefits of CBD and combining that with the muscle benefits of yoga (especially a gentle yoga session), can combine to increase the benefits of stretching and recovery in the body.
If your preference is to use CBD after a yoga session, we strongly recommend checking out the soothing CBD muscle rub from Social CBD, which can prolong the relaxing effects of yoga throughout the body.
CBD Can Help Calm The Mind
While many of us practice the art of yoga, few are truly to the guru level. That difficult leap, for most of us, is due to the very difficult practice of calming the mind during a yoga session.
Many yoga instructors will prod their classes with reminders. “Calm your mind.” “Center your thoughts.” “Be zen.” All great advice, but much easier said than done.
Incorporating CBD before a yoga session can help reduce stress and calm our mind that has been running at high-speed all day.
By using added ingredients within their CBD products, like lavender and chamomile, Social CBD products can provide an added level of calm and relaxation in our minds before and after any yoga session.
In fact, many yoga studios have been created that specifically tie the two together. In one case, a session is always completed with the nice cup of CBD tea.