Yoga has become a popular practice across the world to relax both the mind and body while increasing awareness and strengthening the body. Many people today use cannabis for very similar reasons. One may think that the combination of cannabis and yoga could have an overall positive effect.

This is in fact what many people are taking into consideration while practicing yoga and combining it with the relaxing effects of marijuana.

Some say that smoking marijuana before a yoga session can help you focus on your breath, help to relieve stress and become more receptive to the poses. Others, however, do not believe the drug is beneficial to the practice of yoga.

Many are concerned that any substance that takes your brain away from reality simply eliminates the reason behind yoga- teaching your body and mind to handle real-life trials. Others see the lack of research behind the combination as a red flag.

There are now even cannabis-enhanced yoga studios around the nation, including California.