The benefits of meditation go back centuries. Turning off your brain for a few minutes everyday can help you feeling grounded and grateful, even in a global pandemic. CBD, know for it’s relaxation benefits, can aid your meditation practice and leave you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle any challenges that are ahead.

How to Meditate

First, find a comfortable seat and relax your muscles. Feel your neck, shoulders, and jaw release tension. Then place one hand on your heart and one hand on your belly and begin deeply inhaling for three seconds and exhale for three seconds. Try not to let any intrusive thoughts enter your mind and you focus on your breathing. Breathing is an essential part of our well being that we often neglect.

After a few breaths, bring your hands to your lap or wherever is comfortable. Let your breathing return to normal and sit quietly, keeping your eyes closed, and try not to think about anything. This will probably be harder than you anticipate. If your mind wanders, just acknowledge it and then try to return to clear headedness. Focusing on things you are grateful for can help keep your mind from wandering about stressful things. Feel free to set a timer for about five minutes, the whole meditation can take only five minutes. Just five minutes of your day can do wonders to improve your mood and outlook for the rest of the day.

Mediation apps are also helpful for beginners and can walk you through these steps so that you don’t have to think about it.

CBD and Relaxation

Users report great success with stress relief after using CBD products. CBD is short for cannabidiol which is the non-psychoactive component of cannabis. Those familiar with cannabis can attest to the relaxation benefits of the herb. However, it is not always practical for day to day use; that’s where CBD gummies and tinctures can be especially helpful.

When taken before bed, CBD can help users fall asleep faster and stay asleep. Restful sleep is of the utmost importance for maintaining good health.

When taken before a mediation practice, CBD can help users calm their brain more easily. The relaxation benefits can ease the mind and body and enhance the mediation. Additionally, CBD topicals, like the Eden’s Herbals salve stick, can be applied to tense muscles to further ease the body. Our salve stick and lotion are also lavender scented which can provide another calming note to your practice.

Conclusion

CBD and mediation can be key to staying relatively stress-free and calm while the country rides out the rest of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Stay healthy at home and remember to practice gratitude in these uncertain times.

CBD has not been approved by the FDA to diagnose, treat or cure any illness. Individuals should learn the risks and side effects prior to taking CBD. Make sure to always check with a medical professional before starting any new CBD treatment or medication.

 Sources:

https://www.healthline.com/health/cbd-for-anxiety

https://positivepsychology.com/benefits-of-meditation/

https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/sns-cbd-meditatio-things-to-know-20200323-pjxakae7brbj3nvcawedzezz2e-story.html