Cannabis can make you feel more present in your body and increase feelings of compassion and gratitude, making it the perfect companion for a trip to the yoga studio. But just as there is a huge variety of strains, each with its own effects, there are also tons of yoga styles to pair them with. When you’ve taken the time to intentionally pair your cannabis strain and yoga practice, you create the potential to bring out the best in both.

There are three kinds of cannabis that provide the psychoactive high most of us are familiar with: indica, sativa, and hybrids. Within these three categories, there are many different strains, each with its own unique personality.

Indica pairs perfectly with slow, therapeutic, and passive yoga styles where unwinding and relaxation are key, such as:

  • restorative
  • gentle
  • yin

Sativa strains are well-matched with breath-to-movement and faster paced classes, such as

  • vinyasa flow
  • power yoga
  • hatha

Whatever the style of yoga you choose to enhance with cannabis, begin your elevated practice at homebefore taking beginner level classes at a studio. It’s a good idea to discover how cannabis affects your practice in the comfort of your home. I’m always careful to consume less cannabis than I think I’ll need; remember that meditating and moving will make you feel a lot higher than usual.