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CBD & Meditation - Everything You Need To Know

In recent years, CBD and meditation have both soared in popularity.

We have noticed that many of those who purchase CBD products also happen to be interested in meditation and mindfulness. We wanted to take this opportunity to introduce our audience to this relaxing and calming activity that many people seem to enjoy.

If you have heard of meditation and mindfulness but don’t fully understand what it is, this is the perfect article for you to read. We are going to give you a breakdown of exactly what this activity entails and why so many people are doing it on a regular basis. Even though this might feel like a slight detour from the usual subject matter we discuss at Spero CBD, we believe this will be of interest to our audience.

In this article, we are going to be exploring and considering the purpose of meditation. By the end of this article, you will have a good understanding of what meditation is and why some people are choosing to practice this activity. After noticing that many CBD consumers also appreciate activities like meditation and mindfulness, we wanted to produce an article on this.

It’s important to note there’s absolutely no link between CBD and meditation at all. At Spero CBD, we do not endorse the practice of mindfulness meditation or any other form of meditation. Those who are interested in CBD also seem to be interested in meditation and mindfulness. For this reason, we feel it would be beneficial to explore the topic of meditation and mindfulness in today’s article.

We will be answering the following questions about meditation:

  • Is meditation a form of mindfulness?
  • How do I learn mindfulness meditation?
  • What are the 5 types of meditation?
  • What are the benefits of mindfulness meditation?
  • What are some mindfulness exercises?

Is meditation a form of mindfulness?

Is meditation a form of mindfulness? It really depends on who you ask. There are several definitions of these two concepts. For the most part, mindfulness is seen as a quality while meditation is seen as a practice or activity. Even though there are varying definitions of each concept, these two definitions show the apparent differences between the two concepts:

  • Mindfulness essentially describes a certain way of living that can be achieved through practice. People are often described as living and acting with mindfulness. It’s like a state of mind, an outlook, or a way of seeing the world.
  • Meditation is just one activity someone may choose to learn as a way of adopting mindfulness. You can think of meditation as a tool for someone to learn to be mindful. People may choose to meditate (in many different forms) for all sorts of reasons.

In other words, people practice the activity of meditation to find a sense of mindfulness. The basic idea of mindfulness is about living in the moment, self-awareness, and being grounded. This is, of course, easier said than done. People practice meditation for years in an attempt to increase their sense of mindfulness. Some are more successful than others at achieving this.

Mindfulness is rather subjective. It’s all about how a person perceives their outlook on life to be. It’s a state of mind. There’s no real way of measuring mindfulness – not to any meaningful degree, at least. The need to practice mindfulness can come from a desire to improve one’s outlook on life. When a person feels wrapped up in a sense of frustration or despair, they may turn to mindfulness to bring some perspective and reflection.

Many believe that mindfulness is about appreciating the hidden gems of life. Taking part in a minimalistic activity like meditation can sometimes enable people to take a step back and appreciate things about life that they may have previously overlooked. In the everyday chaos of modern life, it’s very easy to forget about what really matters and fulfills a person.

So, what is the purpose of mindfulness meditation? For most people, it’s purely about changing their outlook on life – nothing more, nothing less. A simple change in how someone collects their thoughts and reflects on their daily life could change the decisions they make. Some believe that meditation is a positive lifestyle choice, others simply believe it’s a fad.

How do I learn mindfulness meditation?

How do I learn mindfulness meditation? There are so many different techniques and methods to learn mindfulness meditation – and none of them are necessarily wrong. You can approach meditation in whatever way you choose. There is no correct way to practice meditation. After all, it’s an incredibly personal experience. You can find plenty of YouTube tutorials on how to practice mindfulness meditation in the comfort of your own home.

Rather than being guided through the experience of meditation, some prefer to interpret mindfulness meditation in their own way. While many people close their eyes and reflect on recent events, others choose to keep their eyes open and focus their attention elsewhere. There really is no right or wrong way to approach mindfulness meditation – it can be what you want it to be!

When it comes to those who like both CBD and meditation, from speaking to these people, we’ve found that many also appreciate practicing mindfulness meditation with their friends. Trying something new for the first time can be more exciting in the company of those you enjoy spending time with. It can also give an individual a sense of direction as they learn how to practice mindfulness meditation for the first time.

What are the 5 types of meditation?

What are the 5 types of meditation? Here are the 5 types of meditation that are commonly practiced across the globe:

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Spiritual meditation
  • Focused meditation
  • Movement meditation
  • Mantra meditation

Mindfulness meditation is, as we discussed, is about paying attention to thoughts as they pass your mind without becoming too involved in them.

Spiritual meditation is about seeking a deeper connection to a certain religion.

Focused meditation typically involves concentration using any of the five senses. For instance, a person could focus on something internal, like their breath, or they could bring external influences to help focus your attention.

Movement meditation could include walking through the woods or gardening. This type of meditation is about focusing on gentle forms of motion. Some people assume that this is a form of yoga. It actually has nothing to do with yoga.

Mantra meditation includes saying a word or phrase repeatedly while finding a sense of calm and focus. It doesn’t matter whether the mantra is spoken loudly or quietly. Although, most people prefer to whisper the mantra to allow them to remain calm.

What are some mindfulness exercises?

What are some mindfulness exercises? There are many mindfulness exercises that you may wish to try with your friends. These can be found across the internet. When you are practicing these mindfulness exercises, here are just a few things to consider:

  • Learn to notice the everyday as you go about your daily life.
  • Try to establish a routine for your mindfulness exercises.
  • Watch and observe your thoughts during the exercises.
  • Consider ways to separate the past and the future in your thoughts.

Each of these points has the potential to enhance your overall mindfulness experience. As we said earlier, mindfulness meditation is not Spero CBD’s area of expertise. However, we feel that CBD and meditation are common interests shared by our customer base. We hope you found this article to be helpful in learning more about mindfulness meditation.

Dr. Jordan Talley

Dr. Talley is a Physician Anesthesiologist who completed his medical residency at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Prior to medical school, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Physiology & Biophysics from Georgetown University. He completed his medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM - Bradenton Campus). During his Anesthesiology training at Johns Hopkins he completed rotations in Chronic Pain Management and continues to manage acute and peri-operative pain for his patient as a private practice anesthesiologist in Virginia.