Happy 4/20! Have you ever been high? Do you get backed? ARE YOU HIGH RIGHT NOW? let's talk about marijuana, ok?
When I was in high school - so long ago- I remember this day was treated like a national holiday. One time I was even invited to smoke out with some older kids and was simultaneously thrilled and terrified. Everyone was having such a good time no one saw me pass the grass. Having a family member struggle with addiction and one who suffered with chronic pain but found relief with this plant made me fear and respect it and so, so curious to try it for myself.
I'd definitely consider myself a late bloomer. The first time I got high I was 26 years old and, as an emotionally and energetically sensitive person, for me the way it makes me feel is STRONGLY affected by factors that have very little to do with marijuana itself and more to do with where I am, who I'm with and what state my mind is in at the moment.
That said, I rarely partake. The last time I got high was a year ago giving birth to my daughter. I had an at home (almost drug free) birth and I was SO GRATEFUL to have MaryJane by my side to help me push through the toughest parts of labor. It helped me focus, mostly on my midwife's sparkly rainbow clogs that had a few silvery glitter threads sewn into the fabric, and tonight i had planned to put the kids down, clean house, practice yoga and get righteously stoned... BUT allergies have made my throat so sore and scratchy that this now feels like a terrible idea and that makes me sad.
I would NEVER recommend going to a public yoga class stoned. However, a little bit of weed and yoga can be a pleasant way to unwind at the end of the day and help invite creativity into your practice by let go of perfectionist tendencies.
BUT REMEMBER; real creativity/ passion/ enlightenment won't come from weed. It comes from hard work and persistent practice. I hope you have a splendid April 20th, whatever you do.