It seems like everyone around you is doing yoga. And more and more people combine that with microdosing, for even more positive effects. They stay fit and experience spiritual, mental and physical benefits. What exactly is that and what are the main reasons for combining microdosing and yoga? We looked into it for you.
Yoga is gaining popularity worldwide
Yoga was introduced to the Western world as early as the 19th century. However, it was not until the 1970s that it became popular with a wider audience. In the meantime, more people seem to be acknowledging and embracing the benefits for their spiritual and physical health.
A lot of people worldwide practice yoga. This applies to the elderly, young people and even children. At the same time, it is a broad term that encompasses all kinds of activities, so many people have their own interpretation.
It is not entirely clear where yoga comes from exactly. Its history goes back more than 5,000 years and seems to be in India. It is a Sanskrit word for “to unite” or “connectedness.” Buddhists and Hindus, among others, have been doing it for much longer, as have other religions around the world. Some do it to get more focus, others want physical control and still others do it to worship gods or heroes.
Combining yoga with microdosing
Despite 5,000 years of history, yoga is still being reinvented by people every day. A new trend is the combination with microdosing. You use a micro amount of psychedelics, such as psilocybin. That substance is in truffles that you can order from us.
You take those truffles in microdoses to improve your focus, mood and creativity, for example. It also helps users who suffer from ADHD, anxiety and depression. Combined with yoga, microdosing leads to additional benefits.
3 main advantages
Users of microdoses of psilocybin who do yoga indicate that they experience more energy. They feel fitter because microdosing helps them with their cognitive functions for reflexes, balance and coordination. In addition, they indicate that they do their best workouts on days when they take a microdose.
It gives users the feeling that they are unstoppable, can go longer and can sustain both strength and cardio training. It is striking that the combination with yoga ensures this, although those exercises naturally also require perseverance and strength. For example, the feeling of being able to continue comes in handy with Vinyasa and Ashtanga flows.
Better focus and alertness
Users of microdosing also indicate that they experience more focus, clear thoughts and alertness. They manage to stay focused for longer, without getting distracted when they get started with other activities.
That focus is especially useful in yoga. That way, external matters have less impact on your thoughts and what you are doing. You are not easily distracted by what you see and/or hear. Thanks to microdosing, it is even possible to practice yoga in a busy environment.
Yoga forms such as pratyahara , among others, benefit from this combination. That is an important part of Patanjali yoga sutras.
More creative thoughts
Finally, studies indicate that the use of psilocybin can contribute to more creative thinking in the brain. That offers opportunities to better perform your yoga style and exercises. Your thought pattern feels looser, it becomes easier to think outside-the-box. That is an important skill during yoga, which makes it easier to get into the right flow and get more out of the exercises.
Note: keep in mind that you can combine yoga and microdosing, but not at the same time. Use the microdosage before or after you do yoga. And don’t combine microdosing with yoga if you’re doing it for the first time. Only when you feel comfortable with both microdosing and yoga is it a good idea to combine the two. In that case, too, always wait at least 30 minutes to 2 hours after the microdosing until you do yoga. In this way, prevent the two effects from getting in the way of each other.
Microdosing with yoga: the ideal combination
Microdosing with yoga is the ideal combination for many people. The two reinforce each other’s effects, if you handle them in a responsible way. You will notice that you get more out of the effects of microdosing. And that yoga performance improves. Make sure you find the sweet spot for yourself, both in use and in the period that you maintain between taking it and the moment you do yoga.