Meditation & Full Spectrum CBD Oil Online in Australia
The practice of meditation has existed for thousands of years, with the earliest known records shown in ancient wall paintings in India that date as far back as 5,000 BCE (that’s about seven thousand years ago!). Given that meditation has existed for so long, it’s not hard to understand that there are many types, including visualisation, movement, mindfulness, and more, with each having a different approach or focus.
However, all forms of meditation have a similar goal: cultivating inner peace and harmony in our minds and bodies. As health and wellbeing is fundamental to what we at Down to Earth are about, today we’ll explore how meditation may be improved with full spectrum CBD oil online in Australia.
Benefits of Meditation
Around 8 million Australians either regularly meditate, or have tried meditation, according to an independent evaluation of census data and meditation app download records. It’s not surprising, either, given the growing list of both mental and physical benefits the practice can provide according to hundreds of studies which even Harvard University have cited.
The benefits of meditation include treating or managing:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
What’s really interesting here is that, especially for those of you familiar with CBD oil, this list of benefits is very similar to what CBD has been shown to help treat, too! For newcomers, just quickly, we’ve written about how CBD can help with:
- Mental health (which includes anxiety, depression, stress, and PTSD)
- Gut health (which includes issues like IBS)
- Skin conditions (which includes psoriasis and more)
Given the synergies here, the idea that full spectrum CBD oil online in Australia might be a product that can help with meditation doesn’t seem so strange now, does it? But we’re only just beginning!
The Most Common Form of Meditation Today
Today, the most widely practised (and the most widely clinically studied) form of meditation is mindfulness meditation. This form of meditation is about being present and just focusing on ‘now’. It involves clearing your mind and, for example, focussing on your breathing. Every time a thought comes into your mind, remind yourself that you are focussing on your breathing, the feeling of the breath coming in, and out, and nothing else.
We won’t try to teach meditation in this article, but we’re raising this here because mindfulness meditation relies on being able to focus, to concentrate on a single thing, and being relaxed so you can achieve that state. That’s where full spectrum CBD can help.
If you’re new to meditation, though, and all of this seems a bit difficult, don’t worry. There are many free apps available to help, and our favourite is by a non-profit group in Australia called Smiling Mind. It’s totally free and will guide you, step by step, in your meditation practise.
How CBD Can Help Meditation
As noted above, beyond the similar health care benefits CBD and meditation offer, being able to effectively meditate requires focus and concentration. In 2018, a clinical study on full spectrum CBD found that it can improve concentration, focus, and even help boost memory retention. Similarly, a 2020 study found that CBD improved cognitive function, and more studies are being released everyday as the scientific community catches up after decades of seeing hemp products as just a social drug due to political stigma.
On top of this, CBD is known to reduce stress and anxiety, and its these feelings that can really affect our ability to focus, and thus our ability to effectively meditate.
Between the health benefits that mediation and CBD share, and the effects of CBD on concentration to help with meditating, there’s a strong argument for the two going hand in hand. However, you should always consult with your health care professional before trying a new supplement, and if you’re going to try full spectrum CBD oil online in Australia, make sure you’re buying a premium product. To determine this, ensure the company you’re looking to buy from provides independent laboratory tests for their products for purity and strength, like ours do here.
And, as always, we love hearing from all of you online. If you’re someone who meditates and uses CBD, share your experience! And if you aren’t, but have a question, feel free to email us or leave a query in the comments section below. Namaste.