CBD And Meditation: Everything You Need To Know
CBD or cannabidiol has amazing therapeutic qualities. It is the non-psychoactive component of cannabis and thus, taking CBD products won’t make you high. Instead, you will benefit from its many impressive natural and medicinal effects, such as reduced pain and inflammation, and anxiety/stress relief.
This is why it’s the treatment of choice used for meditation!
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The effects vary from person to person
As with most treatments, CBD effects may vary from person to person. But even with the popularity of CBD use, there is not much research to back up its effects. Most reports are mostly claims and anecdotal evidence.
Some people find CBD calming and thus they are more able to feel relaxed and ready to meditate. Some people consider CBD as energizing and therefore not good for meditation. But most people who have tried CBD claim that they were able to feel less stressed and anxious and have fewer anxious thoughts. Overall, CBD is a good natural treatment — but you need to learn how it affects you and how you can deal with any side effects.
You must wait for it to properly work
CBD and THC are complex compounds and thus, you won’t get the results you want right away. This cannabinoid compound works with the body’s endocannabinoid system and you need to build a certain level of CBD in your bloodstream before you can experience its effects. Some people may only feel the initial calming and relaxing effects of CBD after weeks of regular use. Meanwhile, some people claim they can feel the effects sooner and this may be due to their heightened response to the compound.
CBD can improve your mood
One thing’s for sure, CBD can improve your mood. Most users report immediate feelings of relaxation and positivity after taking this compound. CBD can also help you become more focused and aware and you need these if you want to meditate. During meditation, you need to keep your thoughts at bay, reduce negative emotions, and become more aware of your surroundings. CBD will prevent your mind from straying and keep you in control!
CBD won’t replace your regular medication
You can use CBD to help you with stress and anxiety but this won’t replace your medication. If you want to use CBD products to help you with your anxiety, stress, or depression, talk to your doctor first. Never discontinue any prescribed medication unless instructed by your physician. Your doctor can also help you with your dosage and the right strain to use to ease your condition.
How to use CBD while meditating
Now that you know the amazing benefits of CBD, let’s focus on how to use this compound to get the most out of its therapeutic effects. Consider the following when using CBD with meditation.
What type of meditation do you practice?
There are many types of meditation: mindfulness, focused, spiritual, mantra, transcendental, and movement meditation. Although there are significant differences and applications of each, all of these types focus on relaxation, inner healing, and control over your thoughts. CBD can help you with all the aspects of meditation as it can calm you down, and help you focus.
What is the method of consumption do you prefer?
There are many ways to consume CBD. You can smoke or vape CBD oils and extracts, take it orally as a pill, beverage, edible, or tincture, or use it as an aromatic oil. We recommend taking CBD extracts or an edible as this has the longest effect. It may take a while for an edible or a pill to work but the effects can last for a longer time.
As CBD remains longer in your bloodstream, you can use it to help you stay relaxed and focused longer. And as with all treatments and medications, always make sure you’re taking high-quality CBD products so you can benefit more from its effects.
When should you take CBD?
The best time to eat an edible or take a CBD supplement is an hour before your scheduled meditation activity. This is enough time for you to get ready and slowly feel the relaxing effects of CBD overpowering you. It’s also best to anticipate a relaxing experience by staying in a quiet area where you can commune and meditate. You can play music, light aromatic candles, or burn aromatherapy oils too.
Take note of side effects
Although CBD is natural and non-psychoactive, there are some side effects that you should consider. CBD can also cause restlessness, drowsiness, fatigue, dry mouth, and digestive problems. You should consult a cannabis-friendly doctor if you want to use CBD. A professional can guide you as you use CBD for wellness, as a treatment for anxiety and stress, and as a natural therapy.
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