Can Marijuana Deepen Your Meditation

By Sarah Johns, The Fresh Toast on

Published in Cannabis Daily

Meditation is very popular and can be helpful in times of change, growth or stress…and marijuana might help

Between 200-300 million people practice mediation around the world. The benefits include better sleep, reduced tension, help with focus and concentration and anxiety reduction. It can benefit you even if you just do it for 5-10 minutes. But with cannabis legal to over 50% of the US population, all of Canada and other parts of the world, can marijuana deepen your mediation?

The mornings are the ideal time to meditate, minds are not yet racing or cluttered with the days tasks and interaction. For regular mediation, 5-15 minutes is recommend, long enough for the benefit and yet short enough to be able to work into most days. All you need patience, some self-kindness, and a comfortable place to sit. So it is a low cost and portable activity. Drinking water afterwards can help re-ground and reawaken physical senses.

Marijuana can help keep the mind from wandering and also help focus on the breathing technique, which is central to meditating. Bringing cannabis into a meditation practice can help with the stress reduction to allow a more easy transition into the goal of the trance-like state  Some microdose to meditate, some take in a little more, but it doesn’t take too much cannabis to enhance the experience.  

Work with you budtender or from you own experience, choose a strain which will help you focus, relax and prepare for your day. One puff or a part of gummy should be enough to send you on your way.  Too much and the urge to crawl back in bed may be too strong.

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A wonderful side effect of meditating with cannabis is the bliss found can last throughout the day. Remember it 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.

The ancient ritual of meditation has brought peace to many students of the practices. Why not give it a shot?

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