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Why You Should Pair Cannabis Oil With Your Yoga Practice

Why You Should Pair Cannabis Oil With Your Yoga Practice February 17, 2022
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A cannabis tincture is a great product to add to your yoga routine. For those of you who enjoy a  restorative flow or gentle yoga class, tinctures can enhance your experience on the mat. Cannabis oil can also be great if you use it before a faster pace vinyasa flow class. The primary benefit is for those, like me, whose mind likes to wander during class. Getting better focus and a clear head only improves your experience on the mat! Sometimes it can be tough to turn off your thoughts, try to focus on the moment, and be present to yourself for an hour. Cannabis oil can help! Here are a couple reasons it is a great idea to pair cannabis oil or a THC tincture with your yoga practice!

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1. Taking a cannabis tincture 30 minutes before your practice can help clear your mind.

Taking a tincture that is Dominant in CBD and low in THC, like Care By Design’s 40:1 Sublingual Drops, can help put errant thoughts out of your head before you hit the mat. The high CBD in this particular tincture will not only soothe any achy muscles during your restorative flow but can reduce the stress from your day so you can focus better. Just place a couple drops under your tongue and hold for 30 seconds to a minute before ingesting. Tinctures are one of the fastest ways to get the effects of cannabis among other products.

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2. Cannabis oil can help increase focus so you can be more present.

Staying focused and in the moment is an important aspect of your yoga practice! Try using Care By Design’s 18:1 Sublingual Drops, a High CBD tincture can help put you in the right frame of mind before you start your flow. CBD has been known to decrease stress and put you into a more relaxed mood—the perfect tool to help you be present, and stay present during your restorative session. 

Can THC help sore muscles?

Cannabis drops are one of the fastest methods to get the effects of THC and CBD. Just place a couple drops under your tongue before ingesting and spend some time with yourself. Your body and mind will thank you later!

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3. A THC tincture can help with recovery after an intense yoga flow.

After a particularly strenuous flow, like vinyasa, a THC tincture such as Care By Design’s 1:1 CBD:THC Sublingual Drops can help with recovery. An even ratio of THC to CBD allows your body to absorb the anti-inflammatory properties of the tincture to work on sore muscles and aches you may be feeling after your practice. As before, place 5-7 drops under your tongue once you’ve gotten home and had a shower to ease yourself into relaxation and recover from your yoga session. Pro-tip: pair your tincture with a cannabis topical to decrease recovery time. Cannabis topicals are great to use with a massage to target achy and sore parts of your body. I recommend using Mary’s Medicinals 1:1 THC:CBD – Transdermal Compound – 200 MG!

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4. THC oil is an anti-inflammatory and can give pain relief from muscle soreness.

There is study after study that outlines how THC and CBD are anti-inflammatories along with other positive effects. It’s those very properties that are beneficial when you pair a THC and CBD tincture or cannabis oil for your workout recovery. After a long session it is important to take time and let sore muscles or achy joints recover. Add a THC tincture to your recovery routine to soothe both your body and mind between workouts!

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Cannabis Oil Benefits

Here are just a couple of the benefits that you can receive when pairing cannabis oil or a THC tincture with your yoga practice:

  • Pain relief
  • Relief from anxiety and depression
  • Relief from overthinking
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Increased mood
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How much THC oil should I take?

Every person is unique and each body is different, which means that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. If you are a first time cannabis user then the golden rule is to start low and go slow! Stick to tinctures that are High in CBD and lower in THC. Consider Care By Design as starter products: 

  1. Care By Design – 40:1 Sublingual Drops – 1230 MG
  2. Care By Design – 1:1 CBD:THC – Sublingual Drops – 2000 MG
  3. Care By Design – 18:1 Sublingual Drops – 420 MG

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