Medication and Meditation: Cannabis May Be the Elevated Mindfulness You’ve Been Missing
To medicate before you meditate or to meditate before you medicate? This is the question meditating cannabis consumers are starting to ask. Cannabis and meditation go together like the moon and the stars.
When you’re looking to align your chakra or relieve the stress of the day you may want to consider meditating.
Medicated meditation is catching on. Though it’s been going on quietly behind the scenes for as long as people have been smoking weed, it’s just now getting media attention. Old hippies and spiritual gurus have known for centuries that cannabis had medicinal properties.
It would only make since that you could achieve a deeper state of meditation when you consume cannabis.
Science tells us that this theory isn’t made up. The deeper relaxation and ability to be in touch with yourself comes from a part of your body called the endocannabinoid system. When this system receives phytocannabinoids (plant based) via the body’s CB1 and CB2 receptors something really cool happens.
Two-way communication between cells and nerves where there was previously none is one of those cool things. The endocannabinoid system is in part responsible for things like our behavior, thoughts, and moods like happiness, sadness, or anxiousness. When cannabinoids in cannabis interact with these receptors, they produce euphoric, relaxing effects.
Cannabis and meditation are working for a lot of enlightened individuals. They find that the time they spend on the two each day is priceless for their mind, body, and soul. There are several types of mediation where cannabis is being used. It’s more than just sitting in a quiet room, though that really helps. Aside from yoga, here are a few other forms of meditation where cannabis is being used.
- Deep breathing exercises
- Gazing meditation
- Cannabis and binaural beats
It’s said that meditating for 20 minutes daily should be a must for all healthy minds. There’s a pun than says if you’re too busy to meditate for 20 minutes then you should do it for an hour. If you meditate, do you medicate before or after you meditate?