Why Marijuana and Yoga Is a Match Made in Nirvana

Why Marijuana and Yoga Is a Match Made in Nirvana

In a 2001 Time Magazine article, The Power of Yoga, Dr. Timothy McCall, author of Examining Your Doctor: A Patient’s Guide to Avoiding Harmful Medical Care said: “One lesson of the alternative health-care movement,” McCall warns, “is that the public is not going to wait for doctors to get it together.” This could not be truer both of marijuana and yoga. While we have amassed thousands of years of anecdotal evidence of yoga’s benefits, we are only beginning to delve into a scientific basis to justify its legitimacy in Western society. In the same way, we are only beginning to discover the psychological and physiological benefits of marijuana. We waded patiently through tidal waves of trendy prescription drugs, brand name surgeries and expensive specialty doctors. Through it all, people have only become less happy and sicker. Ambivalence in western medicine is becoming clearer and increasingly more people are looking to other sources for answers. Many have heard that yoga can lower stress levels, increase endurance, flexibility and strength and make a person feel happier day-to-day. However, studies of yoga are now showing that the practice also helps with many of the illnesses in which people use marijuana to medicate. One study found a yoga series to significantly decrease hand pain and increase hand flexibility and function in osteoarthritis patients. Yoga has been shown to improve bronchial asthma, coronary atherosclerosis, chronic lower back pain and depression. If you suffer from a condition that is improved with marijuana, chances are yoga would help too. Additionally, yoga has been shown to improve mood,…

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