CBD And Meditation
The Perfect Couple
CBD And Meditation
CBD could help improve your meditation greatly and enhance your mindfulness. When we think of meditation we often think of sitting up straight in a posture very much like the picture you see. The truth is that meditation is a very individual thing and t can be done in many ways. The basics are the same as are the desired outcomes.
Perhaps the biggest misconception with meditation is the fact that your mind must be blank and somehow you must be thinking of nothing. This leads to a lot of frustration for people who are trying this technique for their mindfulness and they tend to give up as they feel they are doing it wrong if they cant achieve this.
Types Of Focus
You are actually meditating when you catch yourself not meditating. If you are using your breath as a form of focus you would be breathing in and out through your diaphragm. You will be focussed on this task, paying particular attention to how you are doing this.
What will inevitably happen is you will forget what you are doing and your mind will wander onto other thoughts. Thoughts such as what you will do after you are finished or you will replay conversations in your head that you had with others. The act of Meditation occurs when you catch yourself thinking of these other items and not on the task at hand, which is your breathing. When you get back to the breathing and refocus on yourself, this is meditation.
Some people use other methods such as music with a certain beat, a chime or they may think of something like a certain colour to focus on. For me, it does not matter what you decide to focus on but the fact that you catch yourself when you are not and you return to your focus point.
What Does Meditation Do
There are many studies out there that have shown that meditation does wonders for the body and the mind. Your focus, impulse control, and self-awareness improves. You will find that you will be able to manage stressors better whereas before they were a constant source of worry and anxiety. Your immune system improves along with your sleep. It can even help reduce the flight or fight response which has a massive source of negativity on our bodies when it is overactive.
Just like meditation helps the body to do all the above, CBD can also. They have found that using CBD has increased their level of focus and they were able to meditate and stay focused for longer. I have stated previously when people are using CBD some common feedback from them is
- The fact that they can’t place their finger on it but they feel more content.
There is any amount of anecdotal evidence out there to suggest this is the case and there are many studies too. Here and here are just two of them and they show that Cannabis and CBD could have a positive impact on your mind and body. I know from personal experience that this is the case.
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A Good Place To Start
If you are unsure of how to meditate or you feel a bit odd about starting the process, don’t. I have found that anyone who does this for at least 10mins a day can significantly improve their life. I challenge you to try this 10min guided meditation for a week and then tell me you do not feel much more relaxed after just one session. If you kept it up for longer you would notice more positive impacts on your life.
In a world where we are all plugged in and constantly on the go, we need to switch off and bring it back a bit. Meditation and CBD can help you scale back the negative parts of your life and allow you to focus on the positive aspects.
Try this 10 min relaxation technique. It is the perfect way to start your mindfulness and self-care routine.