People often take their bodies for granted. We’re so accustomed to living in them that we start to forget they even exist! Unfortunately, even when we do remember our bodies, the human brain likes to focus on the negative aspects — like pain or physical features we don’t like about ourselves. This, in turn, makes the body seem like a source of stress and negativity in our lives.
Additionally, the body is in constant need of maintenance. Without proper diet, hydration, and exercise, the body can fall into disrepair. While some people enjoy eating natural diets and exercising regularly, many see it as an obligation. This makes many ignore the signs their bodies send out of fear or sheer laziness.
So, what does any of this have to do with cannabis?
Every strain of cannabis has an effect on both the mind and the body, but some strains affect one more than the other. If you’ve ever had any experience with cannabis, you might be familiar with the term “body high.” Some strains are thought to be more cerebral; they produce creativity and boost imaginative thought. Alternatively, other strains of cannabis are thought to be more physical; these strains produce a body high that eases muscular tension and enhances physical sensations.
Regardless of the strain, cannabis helps you focus your attention on the mind and body. Rather than just passing the time, completely unaware of your body’s many processes, you begin to take notice of every sensation as it happens. You don’t just feel things; you feel that you feel things.
For example, let’s say you’re petting your dog. Without cannabis, you feel your dog’s fur as you move your hand along his or her body. You feel their happiness and contentment with the action. It will likely calm you down and bring you a sense of joy, but it will also feel like a relatively normal activity occurring outside of your body.
However, if you were to do the same thing while using cannabis, you will probably feel quite differently about the whole situation. Not only will you feel the fur as you touch it, but you will also feel the tips of your fingers as they relate to the rest of your hand. You will take notice of the positive energy flowing between your body and your dog’s body. You will literally feel happiness as a physical sensation.
Why this matters
It’s been said thousands of times over, but your body really is a temple. Not only do you need to nurture and cultivate your temple, but you also need to understand it. Don’t worry, I’m not suggesting that you take a course on human anatomy (though knowing the different parts of the body is important, too!); instead, I mean that you should use the power of cannabis to bring your mind closer to your body.
Cannabis allows you to see and feel things from a completely new perspective. I often tell people that using cannabis is kind of like stepping outside of reality and looking in from a different point of view. The same principle applies to your body. While you may not have an “out of body” experience when you use cannabis, you will experience your body in completely new and interesting ways.
This is especially important for your health. Your body is really good at sending you signs when things are going right and when things are going wrong. Unfortunately, people aren’t always good at picking up on these signs. In fact, most people ignore signs from their bodies every day. However, with the help of cannabis, you can focus your attention on what your body is telling you.
So, the next time you’re enjoying the relaxation of a good body high, don’t forget to listen to what your body has to say!
We hope you enjoyed this look into the hidden powers of cannabis! Look out for the next post in this series, unlocking the power of cannabis: strengthening your relationships!