Marijuana for Meditation - By Budtender Lizzie

I could go on about the physical and mental benefits of meditation but, I don’t want to. I want to talk about weed so, if you’re interested, here’s a link to a great little website with a quick, easy-to-read page about all the wonderful advantages of mindfulness and meditation, of which, there are many. 

Now in my opinion, meditation doesn’t have to mean sitting in lotus position, chanting Ohm. I think meditation can be a range of activities that give you a “flow” experience. Flow is defined as any activity in which you are living fully in the moment, entirely engaged and immersed in an activity. For me, it can be taking a walk with the dog, doing an art project, practicing yoga, coloring, cleaning the house, sitting in lotus position, chanting Ohm. 

Below are some strains that I think are really well balanced to take your meditation or flow activity to the next level.

Lavender- (Indica)
Parent Strains
Super Skunk (Indica), Afghani (Indica), South Asian Indica (Indica) and Hawaiian (Sativa) 

A heavy Indica, this herbal, floral, smelling bud has a sweet pull and spicy exhale. Finishing very earthy and rich, it has an energized but very chill and relaxed head high with a splendid humming, all over body high. This bud lends itself very well to meditation with that buzzy body high as a great way to stay grounded, while that clear and calm head high is wonderful for maintaining peaceful, happy thoughts. This all over body high is wonderful for yoga practice or gentle stretching and would be a fun toke before playing video games.

Blue Dream - (Sativa Dominate Hybrid)
Parent Strains
Blueberry (Indica) and Haze (Sativa)

With its sweet, berry aroma and pull, this bud is super balanced and induces moments of light-hearted euphoria with a relaxed body high. It maintains a wonderful, long-lasting energy and is great for creativity. I’ve been recreationally coloring for years with this bud and studies are showing the benefits of coloring, comparing it to meditation and recommending it as a potential relaxation technique for adults. Get out your colored pencils and take that mega bong rip kids, coloring is the new Ohm.

Girl Scout Cookies - (Hybrid)
Parent Strains
OG Kush (Indica Dominate Hybrid) and Durban Poison (Sativa)

Notoriously high in THC, this strain packs an introspective, heady euphoria with a tension relaxing muscle high. Sweet and earthy, this bud is heavy hitting and will launch you within a couple of hits. Kick back, put on some music and close your eyes, this high warps time and allows for deep, contemplative meditation. Focus on your breath and take a walk, read a book, or watch a movie. This bud is stoney without leaving you sedated or couch locked.

AK-47- (Sativa)
Parent Strains
South American (Sativa), Mexican (Sativa), Thai (Sativa) and Afghani (Indica)

Clear, energetic and long-lasting alertness are the cerebral effects of this somewhat sour, earthy and slightly floral strain. A bit contradictory with a name like AK-47, it is both chill and introspective. The high energy, heady and euphoric qualities of this high can be powerful connectors to the Divine but use caution, if you’re prone to anxiety or paranoia, stick with the Lavender or Blue Dream. I love this bud for a forest walk or hike. It’s also brilliant on clean the house day. Just a couple of hits and I’m in it to win it. Dust bunnies and toilet scum watch out, equipped with my AK-47, imma destroy you!