With the rising popularity of cannabis and mindfulness culture, we felt it was the perfect time to dive into a topic that has been gaining recent popularity: cannabis & meditation.
In our previous blog, we explored cannabis terpenes. Follow along with this blog as we explore the transformative realm of cannabis and meditation. Join us as we uncover the synergistic relationship between these practices and discover how cannabis can enhance your moments of zen.
Here at Zenbarn Farms, located in picturesque Waterbury, VT, we believe canna-knowledge is power. So, let’s dive in!
Firstly, before we dive into the potent power of cannabis and meditation working together in tandem, you might be curious to learn more about them and their potential benefits.
Meditation is the practice of engaging in mental and somatic exercise (such as concentration on one’s breathing or sensations in the body) for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of presence and spiritual awareness. Some of the benefits are as follows:
Lengthened attention span
May reduce age-related memory loss
Increased mental health
May help fight addictions
Cannabis acts as a facilitator to alter the state of your consciousness to promote relaxation and focus. Here are some of its benefits:
The Relationship Between Cannabis & Meditation
Next, when we combine these two potent forces together, something really special happens: deeper states of meditation and presence are reached. Since both meditation and cannabis promote relaxation and focus, they feed into each other to give the user an enhanced experience — with twice the benefits.
Throughout history, humans have explored this synergistic dance between meditation and cannabis, seeking profound experiences and moments of inner peace.
Some spiritual traditions have incorporated cannabis into their practices for centuries. From ancient rituals to modern-day mindfulness, people have used this plant to reach higher states of consciousness and tap into their inner wisdom.
Be sure to keep in mind that the effects of cannabis on meditation can vary from person to person. That’s why we always encourage you to embark on your own expedition of self-exploration.
Tips for Combining Cannabis & Meditation
Now that you know the what and the why behind combining cannabis and meditation, let’s get into some tips you can follow for your next experience:
Strain/cultivar selection: Choose your cannabis like you’re picking a new outfit for a special occasion. Indicas are like a tranquil embrace, perfect for unwinding and deep relaxation. Sativas offer an uplifting energy, ideal for a vibrant and creative meditation experience. Hybrids? They’re the best of both worlds!
Dosage: Start low and go slow, giving the cannabis ample time to work its magic. We’ve found that meditation enhances your senses, so it’s better to start with a lower dose (as it may feel more potent due to the nature of meditation).
Create a ‘Zen den’: Prepare your meditation space. Surround yourself with cozy cushions, light some soothing candles, and play your favorite ambient tunes. Craft an environment that sparks tranquility and peace.
Choose your type of meditation: Explore different meditation techniques to sync up with the frequency of your cannabis. Whether it’s focused breathing, a body scan, or guided visualization, find a practice that resonates with you.
Set an intention: Before embarking on your cannabis meditation journey, take a moment to set an intention. What are you looking to get out of this experience? Is there anything you want to let go of or call in? Write it down or say it out-loud.
Be present & explore: As you embark on your meditation journey, stay present and open to the wonders that unfold. Notice the subtle shifts in your awareness, sensations in your body, and your intention begin to permeate your meditation.
Reflect & integrate: After your cannabis meditation, take time to reflect on your experience. Journal your insights, revelations, and how the cannabis product you chose felt with the type of meditation you chose. Allow these moments to integrate into your daily life and carry the wisdom you’ve gained.
Finally, it’s important to remember that this journey is unique to each individual; there’s no one ‘correct’ way to experience it. Listen to your own inner voice, respect your limits, and approach this practice with reverence and curiosity.
Find the Perfect Product for Your Cannabis Meditation at Zenbarn Farms – Premier Waterbury Dispensary!
Here at Zenbarn Farms, we understand the importance of curating a selection of cannabis products that harmonize with your meditation practice. From the moment you step foot in our dispensary, you’ll be greeted by knowledgeable and friendly cannabis guides who are passionate about helping you.
Finding the perfect companion for your cannabis meditation is half the fun of the whole experience. Be sure to check out our online dispensary menu!
We hope you found this blog interesting and helpful for your cannabis journey. If you have any more questions or would just like to connect, be sure to reach out to us on our Contact page.
*Always consult a physician before making any changes to your health or fitness regimen.