International Day of Yoga – five ways CBD can enhance your practice

International Day of Yoga – five ways CBD can enhance your practice
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We need no excuse to celebrate the value of yoga, but adding CBD to your practice could enhance the benefits for body and mind. The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. In recent years, yoga has become increasingly popular with the wellness tribe, who have cottoned onto its myriad of benefits for body and mind. But the roots of the ancient practice can be traced back to Northern India over 5,000 years ago, where some say it originated from the Indus-Sarasvati civilization. Others have noted references to yoga between 500 BCE and 200 BCE, when the philological ideas of Hinduism and Buddhism were beginning to take shape. While for serious practitioners yoga is a way of life, not just a work-out, it’s understandable that more of us are exploring the benefits of a vinyasa flow, given the relentless stressors of modern-day life.  Focusing on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost mental and physical health, not only is yoga great for soothing the mind in the short term, it also teaches participants how to address their anxiety in the longer term too.  But while the main reason many of us partake in yoga is to ease anxiety, it can be difficult to shake thoughts and feelings enough to allow us to fully commit to the practice.  This is where CBD comes in.  Yoga and cannabis have a long history. Cannabis is a sacred plant in India and has been smoked by Saddhus (wandering holy men) in conjunction with yoga practices for centuries. Here are five benefits to adding a dose of CBD to your daily practice. Reduce anxiety and heighten relaxation Studies have found that CBD can reduce our anxiety levels and promote…

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