CBD and Yoga, yes It’s a thing.

CBD and Yoga, yes It’s a thing.

In 2018, Holland and Barrett started stocking CBD.

In the two years since CBD products have exploded onto the high street. CBD gummies, chocolates, granola bars, cookies, vapes, oils, coffees and smoothies are available all over London – and now, it’s being paired with yoga 

CBD is a cannabis extract, but Orlo contains none of the psychoactive inducing THC. Basically, it can confer all sorts of benefits that are latent in cannabis, without getting you high.

CBD however isn’t just a fad. The National Institutes of Health have found that it reduces anxiety and depression, helps you quit smoking, reduces chronic pain, and may even be ‘neuroprotective’ i.e. protect against brain diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s.

So why CBD and yoga?

Well, we asked our brand ambassador Emma Henry, Advanced Jivanmukta Teacher and mentor to training Jivanmukta teachers;

‘Yoga and cannabis have a long history. It is a sacred plant in India- where yoga originated- and has been smoked by Saddhus (wandering holy men) in conjunction with yogic practices for centuries. Yoga itself is good for relieving muscle tension, stress and anxiety, so the combination of yoga with CBD is harmonious. Plus, it helps to reduce the short term aches and pains you might feel after a particularly vigorous session of Jivanmukta’

For those of us who have busy lives to attend to, getting baked just isn’t practical. But as there’s no psychoactive effect from taking Orlo CBD due to our THC extraction process,  you could go to a yoga session and still be in fine shape for a dinner with the in-laws.

Have a quick look below at our top tips for starting your CBD journey.

Always check the ingredients

  • The first place you’ll want to look when you’ve thinking of purchasing CBD is the ingredients list. Look for your product to be broad-spectrum and to have accessible lab reports all things you can find with all our Orlo range. 

Start with Micro-dosing

  • CBD works with elements of your nervous system known as your endocannabinoid system) but to get the best results you should start by micro-dosing (so a couple of drops) of CBD daily,  as it’s a great way to better understand the effects of CBD on your body.

Using CBD with your training and Yoga practice  

  • The complement your next Yoga session rub CBD into sore muscles as its prove to reduced anxiety and muscle recovery.