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How CBD Can Help You Go Deep in Meditation

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CBD and Meditation

In a highly busy, highly stressful world, we need moments when you can relax and unwind. In this fast-paced world, getting quality sleep is almost a tall order. And even taking a well-deserved vacation sometimes is not enough to combat the pressure from work that often takes a toll on your physical and mental health.

Wellness experts recommend many alternative means to recharge. Some suggest a massage or going to a spa or jacuzzi while others advise a harsher route — doing some workouts like jogging or going to the gym. But while these are healthy ways to revive your energy, there is a cheaper and more practical way to unwind anytime even while at work. You can spend some time in meditation with essential oils like CBD.

Meditation: The Ancient Way to Relax

For ancient civilizations, meditation is a way to calm one’s mind. While this relaxing activity takes its roots in ancient Eastern religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism, modern psychologists and doctors have adopted this in their healing practice. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, a pioneer of contemporary mindfulness meditation, used the techniques used by ancient religions to combat stress and help treat other psychological disorders like anxiety and depression. Western medicine has finally acknowledged the healing properties of the centuries-old way for a relaxed and calm mind.

Aside from quieting your mind and soothing your nerves. meditation also has many science-backed benefits such as:

  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Boosting emotional health
  • Promoting quality sleep
  • Improving self-awareness
  • Reducing memory loss
  • Sharpening attention and focus
  • Assisting you in your fight against addictions
  • Helping your body control chronic and acute pain.

The great thing about meditation is it is easy to do. You can do this anywhere, even during lunch breaks at your office. Here are some steps to do this.

  • Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed for a few minutes. You can also play relaxing instrumental music, binaural beats or nature sounds.
  • Sit with a straight back. You can also lie down.
  • Take deep breaths, focusing on each breath.
  • When thoughts appear in your mind, acknowledge them without judging them and then revert your attention to your breathing.

Continue this for 10 minutes or more until you feel calm and energized.

How CBD Help in Meditation

You can use cannabidiol as a supplement for meditation. Like doing workouts, wellness experts recommend a regular meditation session especially as a method of treating particular health issues such as anxiety.

CBD’s property to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system can help you in having a better mood. This effect will help prepare your mind to meditate. It can also help in calming your mind, taking deeper breaths, and sustaining your focus, which will enhance the benefits of meditation.

Experts recommend taking CBD products before starting the session to give it enough time for your body to absorb it. You should take CBD capsules at least an hour before you meditate to be digested and take effect in the body. Vaping CBD oil and placing CBD oil or tinctures under your tongue can have to be absorbed by the body faster.

Certain cannabis strains can also will help you reach the mood and mental clarity conducive to meditation. But you should only use these in moderation.

You can also take full-spectrum hemp oil products that contain many vital nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, protein, essential fatty acids, fiber, flavonoids, and terpenes to restore your energy and promote overall health.

CBD and meditation are an excellent combination for a healthier, more focused and productive you. Now you have a safe alternative in fighting stress, anxiety, and other health conditions that ails today’s world.

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How to make a CBD latte: Wild & the Moon’s secret recipe [VIDEO]

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The vegan food joint known and loved by Parisians, Wild & the Moon has opened up its secret recipe book for Vogue Paris to show us how to make their CBD latte ‘Hollyweed’ made with vegan milk. Follow this recipe step by step and enjoy the relaxing properties of this yummy food trend.

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Rey Rey Rodriguez: Entrepreneur, Visual Artist and Cannabis Advocate

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An interview with The Mind of Rey Rey® founder, Rey Rey Rodriguez.

When did you first try cannabis?

I was 13 years old the first time I tried cannabis.  I smoked socially throughout high school, stopped around the age of 19, and then picked it back up in my late 20’s.

What inspired you to smoke?

I always had an admiration for the plant.  Everyone I idolized as a kid, and the people I admire today are all considered potheads. I grew up watching Cheech & Chong’s films, and all my favorite musicians from the 60s till today, as well as my favorite athletes, public figures, and celebrities (Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Mike Tyson, Dave Chappelle, Michael Phelps, Cypress Hill, Snoop, Dre, Biggie, Pac, Nick & Nate Diaz, Elon Musk, Joe Rogan, Eddie Bravo and more) were / are all advocates of the herb.

Two of my favorite podcasts are B Real’s “Smokebox” and Mike Tyson’s “Hotboxin’,” where the hosts interview their guests while smoking.  One of my favorite events to watch is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition called, “High Rollerz,” where the competitors smoke before they compete at the highest level.

No one can say that cannabis is a lazy or unintelligent person’s drug anymore.

What about cannabis do you like or enjoy?

I smoke / vape both Sativa and Indica, which affect me in two completely different ways.

Sativa clears my mind, allowing me to be present and to focus on whatever the current task at hand is.  Whether I’m working, reading, studying, practicing, or doing something else that requires concentration, it allows me to be more present and to dissect, observe, and problem solve better. 

Rey Rey Rodriguez working after smoking Sativa

The intensity in which I interpret information heightens, and I find myself, breaking down art, music, movies, body movement, meditation and even memories on a deeper level. My imagination and ideas are more vivid. For me, sativa is good for any physical or mental activity.

I use indica for rest, relaxation, to calm the body and mind when it’s time to wind down, and to fall asleep.  This one helps clear my mind from any worry and stress.  It zones me out, I become one with my mattress and pillow, making my body feel weightless, and filling me with a cooling effect from the darkness as I lay there with my eyes closed.  Indica is perfect when you’re ready to knock out.

Rey Rey Rodriguez napping after smoking indica

What would you say to those that still think cannabis is a dangerous drug?

I don’t think it’s for everyone but, the days of “Reefer Madness” and everyone assuming that pot will make us dumb, slow, brain dead, or will lead us to crack and heroin are behind us.  Cannabis is legal throughout the US in most states either for recreational or medicinal purposes.  Cancer, mental health, athletic recovery, brain trauma, and many other conditions are being treated with cannabis.  I’ve been diagnosed with PTSD, OCD, and ADHD.  I’m not sure if that doctor diagnosed me correctly, but I do know that his recommendation for all of those conditions was marijuana. 

Is there anything you’d recommend to those wanting to learn more about cannabis?

Anyone can do a Google search for most questions.  I like to refer those interested in current information on all things cannabis to visit High Times Magazine’s website.  And anyone that would like to learn a bit of the plant’s history and about the negative propaganda that led to it becoming illegal, should read Jack Herer’s book, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes.”  

Follow Rey Rey Rodriguez on social media:

Facebook.com/themindofreyrey

twitter.com/themindofreyrey

Instagram.com/themindofreyrey       

LinkedIn.com/in/themindofreyrey

And visit his official website:

Themindofreyrey.com

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Here’s How to Use CBD Safely Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Here’s How to Use CBD Safely Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019, shortly called COVID-19, has caused an unprecedented and dramatic impact on communities all over the world – including CBD enthusiasts. As governments from different states and countries impose home quarantine and social distancing policies, it is only natural that users of this popular compound are facing drastic changes in their ways of consumption in order to keep up with the protocols.

If you’re one among these users, knowing what the dos and don’ts are when using CBD products like portable vaporizers amid a pandemic is necessary to ensure a safe and fun CBD experience. To help you achieve that, we have prepared a list of the things you need to keep in mind while threats of the deadly disease is still a worldwide problem.

Read on.

Things to Do – How to Use CBD Safely

Buy Only from Reputable Dispensaries

As the health crisis worsens, supplies for resources are also expected to shrink, including CBD. Since there is an ongoing protocol for everyone to stay at home and practice social distancing, some suppliers of cannabidiol are expected to stop their operations. As a result, consumers are to be left with limited store choices, which fraudsters can take advantage for their personal gains.

In times like this, when transactions are primarily done online, it’s best to ensure that the one you’re seeking supply of CBD for is a legit and reliable dispensary.

To prevent the risk of falling victim to criminals, it’s best to limit your options to reputable stores only. Before heading straight into the checkout and providing your credit card information, make a habit of conducting a background check on the site you’re visiting first. Once you’ve verified that the details provided are true and that the store actually operates as a legal supplier, it is then that you can only start picking the products you want to get from the site.

Consider How Much THC the Product Contains

While it’s a popular belief that CBD works best with a little THC, it’s always a safe bet to get a product that only contains as low as the 0.3 percent cutoff required for CBD products. That is exactly what LA Fresh CBD touts in its products.

Primarily, this is because THC works as a psychoactive component, which means taking a dose of it can drive you straight into the cloud nine, or what people call the marijuana “high.” Since the COVID-19 pandemic has left the economy almost immobile, finding yourself in an unpleasant and dangerous level of head high will leave you helpless, as people are expected to stay on their homes, establishments are normally closed, and medical professionals are busy responding to the needs of the swelling number of infected patients.

Don’t Share

Sure, while cannabis enthusiasts live by a communal way of life, now’s not the time to remain faithful to that culture. Essentially, since the novel coronavirus has been proven to be transmittable via respiratory droplets and contact routes, sharing your vaping device with your favorite pals is a big no-no.

Aside from this, although it’s a known fact that CBD oils, gummies, and other related products are more satisfying when shared in groups, practicing social distancing of at least 1 meter or 3 feet is still more important to secure your safety amid the outbreak.

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The Bottom Line

In this time of medical and economic upheaval, aligning your every action to what’s proper and necessary should be everyone’s top priority. Sure, while you’re still free to enjoy your favorite CBD products, practicing these necessary measures come as a compulsory action from anyone in the community.

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