Happy International Yoga Day! It’s here. A dedicated day to meditate and celebrate. Caitlin and Danielle recently partnered with Anavvi Market for an ultra zen CBD yoga experience at the Chicago Skydeck. Imagine feeling light and decompressed atop the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower. The Dolls have been incorporating CBD into their routines here to tell you all about it! It’s time to do what makes your soul happy.
Yoga is a practice that holds a spiritual connection through breath control, meditation, and physical postures. Yoga is a lifestyle that exudes positivity. Did you know that Caitlin and Danielle are both 200 hr RYT (Registered Yoga Teachers)?
The most popular and possibly the most beautiful word ever said in yoga is Namaste — to which there are many interpretations, the Dolls’ favorite being: “The divine light in me bows to the divine light in you.”
CBD is taking the wellness world by storm, and we’ve fallen bow over heels for this healing plant product. So… what is CBD? CBD stands for Cannabidiol, it is one of two major chemical compounds, called cannabinoids, found in cannabis. The other major cannabinoid is THC or delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol. CBD is a safe, non-intoxicating compound and is found in high ratios in the hemp plant.
Benefits of CBD:
We have been testing the product and swear by it for an organic, medicinal remedy. With our on-the-go lifestyle, the dedication of building a business, the busyness of wedding planning and our intense workout routines at OTG Bootcamp– we have found yoga to always be a sacred place to come back to center. We love how CBD can enhance that practice with its powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety effects.
In Yoga, we are consistently working on achieving balance with various asanas, or postures. CBD will generally act to promote balance (or homeostasis) within your body. Here’s how: situationally reducing inflammation, decreasing blood pressure (if it is too high), illiminating cancer cells through various apoptotic and anti-angiogenic mechanisms, just to name a few examples.
We’ve even heard some researchers referring to CBD as the “boy scout molecule,” meaning it always does the right thing in any given situation.
6 CBD / Hemp Products You Have to Try:
Natural Hemp Oil CBD: Co-founded by Annie Rouse and her boyfriend Declan after Annie found the benefits of CBD with reducing her with Lymes Disease symptoms. 100% hemp*. Grown and processed in Kentucky. This is a tincture, so you would drop under tongue, hold for 20-30 seconds, then swallow; 8mg per serving (1 ml = full dropper)
Palmetto Harmony Topical CBD Oil: Palmetto Harmony topicals provide treatment in localized areas. Topicals are effective for joint and skin care. Treat your largest organ by using topicals with the best CBD oil. Since this is topical, you can rub this directly on an area of your body.
Palmetto Harmony Hemp Oil CBD: Janel Ralph founded Palmetto Harmony after her daughter, Harmony, tried CBD & experienced drastic reductions in her epileptic seizures. Kentucky & Colorado-grown & processed. You can either take this as a tincture (under your tongue) or a topical treatment (rub into your skin). This company also makes products for your pet!
CBD Oil Capsules: European hemp; one of the first CBD brands on store shelves in US; #1 selling brand in US. This is something you would swallow orally like a multi-vitamin; 15mg per capsule
Dark Chocolate Hemp Bark: This is so delicious! The ingredients are dark chocolate, organic hemp hearts, dried cranberries.
Hemp Hearts: This all-natural, nutrient dense nut is a great addition to any meal! Hemp Hearts contain a near perfect Omega-6: Omega-3 ration and all of your essential amino acids. Sprinkle the hearts on your breakfast, lunch and dinner or enjoy as an afternoon snack!
Where to buy CBD:
We have fallen in love with Anavii Market, a one-stop shop for premium verified CBD. All of their products have been third party verified for proper laboratory tests like cannabinoid spectrum and contaminants. That’s a big deal!
This post was writing in conjunction with Anavvi Market and the Chicago Skydeck. All doll-pinions are our own. All photos were taken by the doll-mazing Jasmine Seda. Follow her on instagram @jasminsedavisuals