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How to Safely Incorporate Weed into Your Yoga Routine

Are you looking to take your yoga practice to a higher level? Combining cannabis with yoga can enhance your mind-body connection deepen your relaxation and elevate your spiritual experience. In this guide well explore how to safely and effectively incorporate weed into your yoga routine for maximum benefits.

Chris Dorcey
Inheal Editor
Post date
May 6, 2024
Time to read
7 mins 31 secs
Weed Yoga Guide

Key Takeaways

  • Cannabis and yoga can work together synergistically to enhance relaxation mindfulness and body awareness
  • Choose a strain that promotes relaxation without too much sedation and start with a low dose
  • Create a safe comfortable space and practice on an empty stomach
  • Focus on your breath listen to your body and allow plenty of time for savasana
  • Stay hydrated and never push yourself past your limits

Why Combine Cannabis and Yoga?

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Cannabis and yoga have both been used for centuries to promote relaxation mindfulness and spiritual growth. When used together they can create a powerful synergy that deepens your practice. Here are some potential benefits of incorporating weed into your yoga routine:

  • Enhances body awareness and connection to breath
  • Reduces pain inflammation and muscle tension
  • Quiets the mind and promotes a meditative state
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Boosts mood and relieves stress anxiety

Of course everyones experience will be unique depending on factors like the strain dosage and your individual physiology. Its important to start low go slow and listen to your body.

Choosing the Right Strain and Dosage

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The type of cannabis you choose can greatly impact your yoga experience. In general you’ll want to opt for a strain that promotes relaxation without causing too much sedation or mental fog. Some good options include:

  • Harlequin (sativa-dominant high CBD)
  • ACDC (sativa-dominant high CBD)
  • Northern Lights (indica)
  • Granddaddy Purple (indica)

If youre new to cannabis start with a low dose (2.5-5mg THC) and gradually increase as needed. Edibles can be a good option as they provide longer-lasting effects but be aware they can take 1-2 hours to kick in. Vaping or smoking will hit faster but the effects wear off more quickly.

Best Practices for Combining Weed and Yoga

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To get the most out of your ganja yoga practice here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Create a safe comfortable space. Make sure youre in a quiet private area where you feel at ease. Have plenty of props like blankets blocks and pillows on hand.
  • Practice on an empty stomach. Wait at least 2 hours after eating before consuming cannabis and doing yoga. A full belly can interfere with your practice.
  • Start with gentle poses. Ease into your practice with simple grounding postures like childs pose cat-cow or seated forward folds. Avoid inversions or balancing poses until you know how the cannabis affects you.
  • Focus on your breath. Cannabis can help quiet the mind and bring your awareness to the present moment. Take slow deep breaths in and out through the nose letting your inhalations and exhalations guide your movements.
  • Listen to your body. Weed can alter your perception of pain and flexibility. Dont push yourself past your limits. If something doesnt feel right back off and rest.
  • Stay hydrated. Cannabis can cause dry mouth and dehydration so be sure to drink plenty of water before during and after your practice.
  • Allow time for savasana. Savasana or corpse pose is an important part of any yoga practice but its especially crucial when combining with cannabis. Spend at least 10 minutes in final relaxation to integrate the effects of your session.

Sample Weed Yoga Sequence

yoga pose with joint

Ready to try it out? Heres a sample sequence to get you started. Remember to modify as needed based on your experience level and how the cannabis is affecting you.

  1. Seated meditation (5 minutes)
  2. Childs pose (2 minutes)
  3. Cat-Cow (5 rounds)
  4. Downward facing dog (5 breaths)
  5. Standing forward fold (5 breaths)
  6. Sun salutations (3 rounds)
  7. Warrior I II and reverse warrior (5 breaths each)
  8. Triangle pose (5 breaths each side)
  9. Seated forward fold (1 minute)
  10. Supine twist (5 breaths each side)
  11. Happy baby (1 minute)
  12. Savasana (10 minutes)

Final thoughts

Incorporating cannabis into your yoga practice can be a powerful way to deepen your mind-body connection and elevate your spiritual experience. By choosing the right strain and dosage creating a safe space and following best practices you can maximize the benefits while minimizing any risks. As with any new practice start slow listen to your body and enjoy the journey. Namaste!

Frequently Asked Questions

When used responsibly cannabis can be safely combined with yoga. However its important to start with a low dose be aware of any contraindications and never push yourself past your limits. If you have any concerns talk to your doctor first.

Yes weed yoga can be accessible for beginners as long as you start slow and listen to your body. Choose a gentle practice and opt for a low dose of a relaxing strain. Its also a good idea to have some experience with cannabis and yoga separately before combining them.

Cannabis affects everyone differently and some people may experience anxiety or paranoia. If this happens stop consuming cannabis focus on your breath and rest in a comfortable position. Drink water and remind yourself that the feelings will pass. Next time try a different strain or lower dose.

Currently most yoga studios do not allow cannabis consumption on the premises. However some private instructors or retreats may offer cannabis-friendly classes. Always check the rules and regulations beforehand and consume discreetly if needed.

The duration of effects will depend on factors like the strain dosage and method of consumption. Generally the peak effects will last 1-3 hours with some residual relaxation and mood boost for several hours after. Plan your practice accordingly and avoid driving or operating machinery until youre sober.


The statements on this blog are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease. FDA has not evaluated statements contained within the blog. Information on this website or in any materials or communications from Inheal is for educational/informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult your healthcare provider before making any healthcare decisions, correct dosage or for guidance about a specific medical condition.

by Chris Dorcey

A connoisseur of cannabis creativity and true contemplation with more than 20 years of experience, Chris extracts deep thoughts from getting lightly baked and shares his wandering mind. He blends cuisine and cannabis culture into nutritious, delicious recipes and insights for other hemp lovers.

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