Meditation is really working for you then.
In Western science we know that cannabis can relax the fight or flight response (as in anxiety) which greatly enhances the ability to focus and be present during our active meditation. Research using CBD in studies clearly suggests an anti-anxiety effect and reduces social anxiety in people who suffer with that disorder. So when a person feels this internal openness and spaciousness it’s easier to be present and go inward. At the same time cannabis enhances the process of neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections developing new patterns of thought and behavior.
This can be very profound when you pair it with our expressive practices that include movement, sound and powerful breath work. From the Eastern Yogic spiritual perspective, cannabis is a gentle boundary-dissolving plant medicine. I believe it amplifies intentional focus so that you can work with what’s coming up for you and also strengthen your intuition – that voice of your Soul.
I call this that intersection of where science and Soul come together. Western science is endorsing what the ancient wise ones have been espousing for thousands of years.
How did the combination of Kundalini and cannabis get a bad rap? I’d suggest that one of the primary influencers who introduced Kundalini to the West, the late Yogi Bhajan, was a principal source of statements about cannabis that have since been thoroughly debunked by Western science. And given the recent revelations that the long-deceased Yogi B was a sexual predator and power monger who took advantage of his students, his credibility is in ruins.
Where do you stand on meditation? Kundalini? What’s been your experience? Have you been able to make it a regular go-to in your life or is it a challenge to follow-though on a daily basis? Leave a note in the comments and let me know.
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