How Much Better Is Yoga If You’re High?

Heightened senses, enhanced self-awareness, a feeling of lightness… wait, are we talking about a post-yoga savasana or getting stoned? On the surface, pot and yoga seem like a pretty natural fit (and it’s not like this is the first time people have mixed weed and working out). But do yoga teachers actually recommend toking up while you downward dog?

Of course, some yogis think it’s a bad idea.

Concern numero uno is safety: Mary Jane alters the receptors in your brain and body that regulate pain, emotions, and memory (… and appetite). So yes, hurling yourself into a handstand while your motor skills aren’t on their A-game is probably a bad idea. Similarly, if you battle panic attacks and anxiety, marijuana can magnify those feelings—so sitting cross-legged and alone with your thoughts could end up doing more harm than good.

Kino MacGregor, an Ashtanga yoga teacher, says she

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