What comes to your mind when asked to imagine kumbh Mela sadhus? An image of a religious ascetic with long(many a times grey)beard? ! But I am sure one among the many thoughts which comes to one's mind when asked this is a picture of an old guy with a bunch of rudraksh hanging around his neck smoking a hand rolled cigarette which is nothing but "cannabis"
Cannabis is a drug made from the dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant which is used by many people for recreational purposes
So how can a drug like cannabis be useful in your yoga class?
Cannabis during Yoga classes. Flickr
A new term coming up these days is "Ganjasana" which is a combination of ganja(cannabis) and yoga.Though the ganja has been in use since time immemorial for spiritual purposes a label has been given to it recently.
When combining yoga with cannabis, things that should be kept in mind are:-
Cannabis is banned in most of the countries but has been recently legalised in USA). So, even if one wants to try it and attain NIRVANA would have to cross mountains and lakes to reach their destination.So, good luck to the ones who wanna try it!
–by Ashwati Menon of NewsGram. Twitter: @Ashu_phoebe