Ganja Yoga: A Higher Form Of Enlightenment

Ganja yogaA stunning breakthrough in body/mind well-being and healing? Or just a case of people looking for any excuse to get stoned? Either way, combining marijuana and yoga sounds like a winning concept. Dubbed “ganja yoga”, the practice has gained devotees and garnered an article in the Globe and Mail:

As the light haze of pot smoke dissipates in the downtown Toronto living room, the ganja yoga session begins.

“When you’re high, you can focus better on your breath,” says Dee Dussault, who runs a monthly session of “cannabis-enhanced yoga” at her home dubbed Follow Your Bliss.

She says smoking marijuana in small doses before a yoga class also makes students more receptive to the poses and philosophies behind the activities. “For some people, it makes them uninhibited and open to the idea of the heart chakra, for example.”

Because Ms. Dussault publicizes ganja yoga openly, there is the question of legal repercussions. But she’s quick to say, “No, I’ve never been worried about cops. I think they have bigger fish to fry.”

Among the ground rules at the studio, participants must bring their own pot – and there’s no dealing or mooching. And she makes a point of meeting students before the session “to determine if they want to come just to get stoned.”

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  • DeepCough

    Hmmm….. Ganja and Yoga. Relatively new practices here in the states; in India, these have been daily hobbies for centuries.

  • DeepCough

    Hmmm….. Ganja and Yoga. Relatively new practices here in the states; in India, these have been daily hobbies for centuries.

  • http://twitter.com/katsumoto65 James

    I heard some one talking about this on a podcast! Its about time people start realizing that gettng high does NOT mean sitting around eating food and watching TV. As for myself. It makes me energized and want to get outdoors and exercise. It also is excellent for weightlifting, doing cardio… It makes you connect with what your doing and focuses your mind with your body, breath and spirit.

  • http://twitter.com/katsumoto65 James

    I heard some one talking about this on a podcast! Its about time people start realizing that gettng high does NOT mean sitting around eating food and watching TV. As for myself. It makes me energized and want to get outdoors and exercise. It also is excellent for weightlifting, doing cardio… It makes you connect with what your doing and focuses your mind with your body, breath and spirit.

  • http://twitter.com/katsumoto65 James

    I heard some one talking about this on a podcast! Its about time people start realizing that gettng high does NOT mean sitting around eating food and watching TV. As for myself. It makes me energized and want to get outdoors and exercise. It also is excellent for weightlifting, doing cardio… It makes you connect with what your doing and focuses your mind with your body, breath and spirit.

  • Anon

    everyday!

  • Anon

    everyday!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been to her classes. She is what she says she is, I hope this catches on elsewhere.

  • hdcase

    I’ve been to her classes. She is what she says she is, I hope this catches on elsewhere.

  • Markus

    This is an excellent concept of combining cannabis with yoga. She deserves credit as a pioneer in the west. She is brave and knows about the beneficial power of both of these things.

  • Markus

    This is an excellent concept of combining cannabis with yoga. She deserves credit as a pioneer in the west. She is brave and knows about the beneficial power of both of these things.

  • JB

    I’ve had some amazing taichi sessions under the influence of cannabis (alone at home, not during class). Don’t normally feel the chi flowing that intensely. Closest I’ve ever been to being water, my friend.

  • JB

    I’ve had some amazing taichi sessions under the influence of cannabis (alone at home, not during class). Don’t normally feel the chi flowing that intensely. Closest I’ve ever been to being water, my friend.

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    Acting like they invented it. lol

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    Acting like they invented it. lol

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    Acting like they invented it. lol

  • justagirl

    i bet it would take about 10-20 minutes for these peaceful hippies to get violent upon me during this pow-wow.

  • justagirl

    i bet it would take about 10-20 minutes for these peaceful hippies to get violent upon me during this pow-wow.

  • Alonso

    Nothing new,
    Aknowledgement of the chakra system and the effects of yoga on the bodies must have been adquired and developed by the visionary and perceptual effects of cannabis.

  • Alonso

    Nothing new,
    Aknowledgement of the chakra system and the effects of yoga on the bodies must have been adquired and developed by the visionary and perceptual effects of cannabis.

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