CBD and Meditation
By: Stephanie Albert
CBD can go hand-in-hand with meditation. Meditation has become increasingly popular with many people as a way to relax and find peace, especially during these difficult times. Some of the benefits of CBD can help people to meditate more successfully or even enhance the experience.
To begin, CBD can help to put users in a good mood! CBD is believed to influence serotonin levels in the brain which have positive effects on mood regulation. While not essential for meditation, it is certainly beneficial to start a session in a positive frame of mind. This allows a meditator to ease more quickly into a neutral, relaxed state.
When meditating, focusing on breathing and being in touch with one’s self and one’s emotions, removed from extraneous thoughts, is very important. As CBD promotes awareness and mental focus, it can assist in the process of maintaining one’s attention.
Worries and anxiety related to work or school activities or even ordinary stressors can cloud the mind, making it difficult to relax and focus. Since the primary goal of some meditations is to center oneself, starting a session with a relaxed and clear mind can help make meditation more fulfilling. Many users report feeling more relaxed when using CBD including journalist Rachel Lapidos who documented her experience for Well + Good. Being more deeply relaxed is an effective way to prepare for a meditation session and CBD can help a person reach that state.
CBD can be used without the psychoactive effects of THC. The feeling of being high after using marijuana can be distracting for some during meditation. Users can experience the relaxing effects of CBD without the sensations that can come from a high.
Using CBD has also been shown to reduce pain and muscle soreness. There is even a drug for epilepsy containing CBD that was approved for use by the FDA. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that assist in relieving pain. This can make it easier for those with chronic pain or occasional discomfort to sit long enough to meditate effectively.The benefits of CBD can positively impact meditation and help users feel more relaxed and successful during and after their meditation session. We recommend using our New Highs 2000mg CBD or 700mg CBD oils to enhance your next meditation.