In the recorded history of humanity, it has never been easier for the common person to distract themself. You can binge watch Netflix, or play a video game with a friend who lives across the planet without ever leaving the comfort of your bed. On the other hand, it has also never been easier to find a quality guided meditation that you can enjoy within seconds. The modern era’s technology is a double-edged sword. It can be used to be profoundly unproductive, or it can be used to skillfully super-charge one’s self-growth and mindfulness practices.
In recent years, technology has found a way of extracting CBD (cannabidiol) from hemp. There is a long list of CBD benefits, but many people are using CBD products as an adjunct to their meditation practice. If you have a meditation practice, or any mindfulness practice, its addition is worth considering. Let’s take a look at why.
Keep Calm and Cannabidiol On
It is particularly hard to be present when one is anxious. With anxiety, the mind can dart faster than a ricocheting bullet, thoughts bouncing from one possible future to the next.
Cannabidiol interacts with the endocannabinoid system, a part of the nervous system innate to almost all animal life. The endocannabinoid system has been shown to modulate stress and anxiety,1 the reduction of which does wonders for a meditation practice.
It is hard to keep a unified mind when part of your mind is anxious for your deadline at work, another part is anxious about finding the time after meditation to cook dinner, and yet another part is concerned that your extended family is about to come into town for the holidays. How much more productive could your meditation be with reduced anxiety? Try using a CBD tincture before your session and see for yourself if it helps you settle into stillness.
From Being in Pain to Being in the Present
Pain is a common distraction that nearly every mediator must face at some point in time. If you notice recurring pain frequently in your practice, please do consult with a doctor to make sure your body is not trying to alarm you to a more serious condition that is being aggravated. If the pain isn’t the result of a serious condition, it can be a quite frustrating distraction in meditation, but it can be helped.
The endocannabinoid system with which CBD interacts has been shown to modulate both pain and inflammation.1 Try taking a CBD capsule before your next sit. Without pain as a distraction, it will become easier to go deep into your mind.
Does CBD Get You High?
While CBD does come from cannabis, CBD is non-psychoactive and will not get you high.2 You will be able to remain sober and present if you use CBD hemp oil for meditation so long as it does not contain greater than 0.3% THC.
Complete Hemp for Meditation
Complete Hemp offers a few options of CBD oils to help you in your meditation practice, including:
- Full Spectrum CBD oil
- Pure CBD oil (CBD isolate)
- Broad Spectrum 2:1 CBD:CBG oil
- Broad Spectrum 1:1 CBD:CBG oil
We also offer:
Whichever product you choose as an aid in your meditation, we hope that it helps you to be present and find peace!