By: Laine Hammer & Cyrus Sepahbodi
We’re going to be honest, sometimes working out is a real pain – pun intended. But most of the time, we thank ourselves later because stretching it out with some yoga is the only way to recharge. Whether you practice yoga to stretch sore muscles, calm your mind and body, or engage in mindfulness, CBD and THC can elevate your yoga experience!
THC & CBD Products to Use Before Yoga Class
Hands down, our Releaf Tinctures are the best pre-yoga addition to your gym bag. The reason being: THC and CBD help reduce stress, anxiety, and physical discomfort, which is important when trying to test your limits and experiment with new poses or work on balance. Having a relaxed mind and body helps you feel more present and get deeper into your practice, so you’re more engaged while manipulating your body into pretzel-like shapes.
To start, take a dose of 0.25ml of either Papa & Barkley Releaf tinctures or Releaf Microdose tincture under the tongue. For those of you not in California, use our CBD Drops. Pro-tip: hold the tincture under your tongue for at least 30 seconds to 1 minute before swallowing for fastest results. Never tried a tincture before? Check out our cannabis dosing guide for tinctures to help get you started.
The Best Yoga Poses for Sore Muscles
After a long hike, a tough rock-climbing session, or an at-home strength routine, a good, relaxing yoga practice is a great way to wind down. For me, tight hips and sore legs are the biggest issues while I’m recovering from any workout, and some of my favorite yoga poses are the ones that hurt so good. These three poses are my go-tos to help stretch out my muscles and get a little more flexible! -Laine
Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)
Great for opening and loosening up your hips, Pigeon Pose is a must for your everyday routine.
Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)
If your goal is to touch your toes and lengthen your spine, I’d start here!
Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana)
This pose is a little weird to get into and out of, but it’s a 3-in-1 – beneficial for your hamstrings, glutes, and hips!
THC & CBD Products to Use After Your Yoga Class
Yoga is all about the harmony of mind and body. Like yoga, cannabis allows you to become more in touch with your physical and mental state – especially when you pair the two together. Everyone knows what it’s like to be sore after a high-intensity workout – but not everyone knows that a cannabis topical can help reduce your recovery time. You can use Papa & Barkley’s Releaf Balm and Releaf Body Oil to soothe your body after a rigorous Vinyasa Flow. Both products are cannabinoid-rich, made from the whole plant, and great at boosting join comfort and flexibility. If you are new to topicals start with the balm first. After a particularly strenuous practice, apply a nickel-sized scoop to target specific muscles.
For those of you who want to relax even more, why not decompress with a massage after class? We recommended using the body oil as the key ingredient to the perfect massage or applying it to your whole body after a well-deserved, warm shower! The high cannabinoid count in both the balm and body oil make them super effective at boosting your recovery, allowing you to get back to your mat sooner rather than later.
Better. For You.
For those of you with various types of arthritis, practicing yoga regularly can help reduce discomfort, and improve flexibility and function. We believe cannabis is essential to better health and wellness, that is why we put so much love into our products. Tell us about your experiences using Papa & Barkley for our workout recovery on Trust Pilot!
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