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CBD for Transcendental Meditation – Friend or Foe?

Transcendental Meditation is an increasingly common practice when fighting everyday stressful situations and normalise anxiety levels. Researchers have shown that a constant practicing of Transcendental Meditation can help reducing hormones generally associated with the rise of stress levels in adults and teenagers. As the body’s physiology adapts to a less potent stress influx on an everyday basis, what can be considered a normal state of consciousness is restored.

When dabbling into Transcendental Meditation it is important to remember that your mental state is tightly connected to the health and fitness of the body.
The whole idea of meditation can incorrectly be thought to be enhanced by pairing it with drugs, and especially cannabis. With the increasing interest in cannabis legalisation, this correlation between meditation and drug culture could experience a surge in interest.

However, there seems to be no actual benefit to meditation given by consuming marijuana. First of all, cannabis affects the brain in ways that create an unbalance of chemicals associated with stress. This unbalance is counterproductive, as the idea behind TM is to create the opposite of that. So, while cannabis could help in relaxing body muscles and get rid of negative thoughts, it doesn’t allow one to have full control over their mental and bodily functions.

A Common Ground Solution

The psychotropic effects of cannabis are indeed one of the biggest obstacles to the TM community’s embrace of its properties and incorporation in the practice However, there is a non-psycho-active alternative to this head-scratching dilemma.

As previously said, meditation’s primary goal is to transform the mind through a very thoughtful process which cannot be interfered with by altering the state of consciousness in any unnatural way. Being able to zone out stressful thoughts is the key to be more in charge of the way we feel.
CBD, with its pain reducing properties and little-to-no effect on consciousness, can actually be considered as a viable option to facilitate the concentration process.

There are numerous testimonies in blogs and magazines that vouch for the benefits of a CBD therapy combined with breathing techniques to help separating how the body feels and how the mind perceives the stimuli all around us.

Mind awareness can be greatly improved by TM, and body relaxation can be impacted by CBD, which makes it sound like a match made in heaven.

However, carefulness needs to be adopted when considering pairing a powerful mind-altering technique with any, natural or unnatural, supplement.
Literature on the subject is unfortunately scarce, as cannabis and its derivates occupy a taboo spot in modern society, even though the trend is changing, and the renewed interest in marijuana’s medical applications and anti-anxiety potential might spur scientists to go more in depth about the properties of psycho-active substances.

What is certain is that the use of CBD in meditation is gaining more and more interest and could become one of the most appealing trends of the future.
To spark up a conversation on this topic, do you think marijuana is a positive or negative influence on the activity of meditation? If you’re already a meditation aficionado, would you consider trying CBD when doing it?

Myself Harjinder Singh. I cover a broad range of topics under the umbrella of Fit and Meditation including health and fitness, meditation and spirituality.

About Harjinder Singh

Myself Harjinder Singh. I cover a broad range of topics under the umbrella of Fit and Meditation including health and fitness, meditation and spirituality.
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