Category: Cannabis: Renegade Healer Written by Alex Smith
Meditating with Cannabis
One of the biggest shifts we’re going through in all of mankind is the anxiety and depression that is rising. Not many people are understanding that we’re evolving too quick. Less than 15 years ago, no one had smartphones and the thought of social media was non-existent. No one even thought about how these would accelerate our lives so quick. The two things these two have in common is they only use your short term attention. Technology has truly changed us.
This isn’t just something that is happening in North America but all over the world. Everywhere you go, people are glued to their phone. This translates into people being less present overall. There are often two things that are always recommended to people with anxiety or even depression, meditation and cannabis. Some people call it a shortcut to enlightenment.
What is Marijuana?
Marijuana, also called weed, cannabis or ganja, is one of the most used psychoactive drugs that is used for medicinal and recreational use. It contains many active ingredients but the two main ones are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Many people use medicinal marijuana for anxiety, pain, depression, glaucoma, seizures, multiple sclerosis, appetite loss, nausea and much more.
THC and CBD
THC is the most popular active ingredient that people seek in marijuana. It is the psychoactive ingredient that actually gets you high. This is what many people seek when they either want recreational or medical use. CBD has been gaining attraction lately and most people are looking for this when they walk into dispensaries.
How to Meditate with Cannabis?
Not only are these two very powerful to use but they only become more powerful when used together. Meditation is one of the best medicines that can ground you and bring you back to where you should be. The biggest problem that stops people from meditation is the fact that it is hard to get into the meditative state. If you are looking to smoke some cannabis before meditating, try using a dry herb vaporizer and take a small hit or two. Doing too much can give you more problems while meditating.
Type of Cannabis to Use
If you are looking to use cannabis to be enlightened through meditation, you need to make sure you pick the right one. Too much THC and you might be overthinking everything which will make it hard to get into the meditative state. Another thing you want to watch out for is the CBD content. Finding how much CBD and THC are in your bud is very crucial. CBD is known to lessen the anxiety that high levels of THC might give you.
How to Meditate
Meditating can take its form in many different ways. Many people believe you need to do something specific to start meditating but it is super easy. Simply get your head space right. You can either decide to use meditation music with headphones or just do it without any music. The music can really help you, especially as a beginner.
Put the music on, sit down somewhere comfortable, close your eyes, take deep, slow breaths, and try to be present. Being present simply means removing anything from your mind that can stop you from feeling the “now”. The “now” feeling is what you feel, hear, and see. When you sit down, do you feel the chair against the back of your thighs? Do you feel your feet on the ground? How about your hands on your knees? Do you feel the warmth in your body? How about the deep breaths you’re taking that travels from your nose all the way to your lungs? These are all the feelings you want to keep thinking about when meditating.
Overall, meditation has been noted to change many people's lives. From anxiety to not being able to concentrate, many people use different meditations like transcendental to others, it can really do wonders on your life.
This article was submitted exclusively to CrystalWind.ca Alex Smith.
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