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May 21, 2020

Marijuana and Meditation. How to Avoid Stress During the Pandemic

Cannabis and meditation make for a great mix due to similar effects.

Many people find it challenging to stay calm and avoid stress during the pandemic, and this is where it comes in handy.

Have you been thinking about getting into meditation as a way to release tension? How could smoking affect your spiritual practice and complement it? When is it better to smoke - before meditation or after? Let’s try to answer these and other questions that may arise on your personal spiritual journey.

People have been practicing meditation for thousands of years to relax the body and the mind, reduce stress levels and anxiety. Meditation techniques aim at reaching a state of enlightenment and inner peace. Cannabis has been a part of spiritual practices for thousands of years and it has a similar effect as meditation.

Zen Master’s Choice of a Meditation Technique

If you already have a meditation technique that you are happy with, congratulations, you are on the right track, Zen Master! The next step is to choose a good vibes strain to complement and deepen your relaxation practices.

For beginners, it’s essential to choose a meditation technique of attaining peace and calmness. There is no meditation that works better or worse. To find the right practice it’s worth trying different types, but don’t push yourself, it’s all about reducing your stress levels and anxiety, so be kind to yourself. Does it sound weird to sit motionless for 20-30 minutes? Then try lying down and reduce your practice time. Once you feel comfortable with meditation, increase your time gradually. Does it feel like you are not able to clear your mind? Does it feel like your mind is racing? Try to label your thoughts, observe them, and let it go. Try different apps with guided meditation, maybe that is where you will find a key. Meditation is all about your personal preferences and making you comfy and relaxed.

Best Strains to Quiet the Mind

Smoking before meditation is a perfect solution to bring you into the right mindset. That’s why it is essential to choose the one strain that will work best for you. Think about the effects you desire and dive into the world of different strains and effects.

One of the most relaxing indica strains is Gorilla Glue. Be prepared to experience total relaxation. Combine it with your evening meditation practice to reach the best result. Silver OG strain could be your best buddy throughout your journey to combat stress and anxiety. Blue Dream indica-dominant hybrid with sweet and berry taste is recommended to reduce the stress level.
Some CBD strains, like Incredible Power CBD 1:1 or Treasure Island CBD could also complement your evening practice and help you fight insomnia and let your mind and body relax before going to bed.

If you feel that you want to stay focused during and after meditation, give a try smoking True OG indica strain to get lasting effects with a focused head high. This indica strain will enrich your practice making it more meaningful and deep.

In some cases, meditation could be used as an energy-boosting practice. You will need to complement it with some mood elevating and euphoric strains. Gold Leaf has uplifting effects and could pair with meditation bringing happiness and euphoria to brighten up your day. Not to mention the fact that its piney and sweet aroma is delightful.
Should I smoke before or after meditation?

Do not limit yourself. You can smoke before the meditation to stay focused or trying to relax even more throughout your practice. Smoking after could lock down your achievements, like total relaxation and deep insight.

A word of caution - try not to rely too heavily on cannabis for your spiritual efforts. If you feel that meditation is completely impossible without cannabis, something is wrong. Pay attention to dosage as you can completely lose the effect of meditation while being high.

Adjust Your Practice

It may be useful to adjust your practice from time to time depending on what is happening in your life. Try to get in the habit of monitoring how you feel mentally, physically, and spiritually. Stay balanced and mindful, and good luck on your spiritual journey.

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