Enhance Your Yoga Session with Cannabis

A woman using cannabis to enhance her yoga practice in Santa Cruz wearing a KindPeoples Dispensary shirt.
A woman practicing yoga in Santa Cruz wearing a KindPeoples Dispensary sweatshirt.

When the right cannabis products are used intentionally, cannabis can make us feel energized and productive. If harnessed effectively, cannabis can be an amazing resource to boost focus and motivation to elevate your yoga practice. Stop by KindPeoples Dispensary in Santa Cruz to explore all our energizing cannabis products to use before your next yoga practice.


Take your yoga session to the next level with cannabis. Using cannabis before yoga can provide a boost of energy and focus, giving you the push you need to get started and make the most out of your hot yoga session. Additionally, cannabis has the unique ability to make yoga and exercise more enjoyable, which can help increase motivation and keep you moving for longer yoga sessions. The effects you get from cannabis can put you in the head space that helps you achieve a deeper experience in both body and mind, and make you feel more connected to your breathing and movement. When used as part of your post workout recovery regime, cannabis can really shine. By incorporating cannabis into your post work-out routine, you can potentially alleviate discomfort, reduce inflammation, and support a faster recovery process.

Explore the best variety of cannabis products to use before and after a yoga session at KindPeoples Ocean Street and KindPeoples Soquel Avenue.


If you’re looking to include hot yoga in your cannabis routine, KindPeoples Dispensary’s preferred yoga studio is Hotsource an Aptos Yoga Studio, one of the premier yoga studios in Santa Cruz County. The studio offers a wide variety of classes, including hot yoga, pilates, bootcamp and fusion classes for people at all levels.

Why heated yoga? The heat helps increase circulation, work muscles and connective tissue so that your joints are more lubricated and easily manipulated. The sweat also feels great! Sessions are all about your personal comfort so you can step outside anytime you need to. Like all workout sessions, hydration is super important so remember to drink plenty of water. 


At KindPeoples Weed Dispensary, we are firm believers that cannabis makes working out more enjoyable and restorative. Today’s cannabis products are also specially formulated to leverage the restorative power of cannabis compounds making them an effective part of people’s workout regime. Cannabis compounds like CBD can help alleviate anxiety and help your body bounce back after an intense workout. CBD has several beneficial effects and is non-psychoactive so it will not get you high. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties and according to a study by the American Journal of Sports Medicine, CBD has been shown to reduce inflammation in football players. 


You do not need to choose a cannabis product with a high amount of THC to get all the benefits of cannabis. Indeed, you may find that a low-THC product works best for you, especially when using cannabis to fuel your yoga routine. Full spectrum, whole plant formulations include terpenes and other cannabinoids (like CBG) in smaller amounts, which impact the effects you get from the product. Common cannabis terpenes to look out for include pinene, limonene and myrcene. Pinene has that green, pine forest scent and is used holistically as an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. Limonene gives that uplifting citrusy scent and is used as a mood enhancer and myrcene is known for its sedative, relaxing effects. If you have questions about what amount of THC you should consume, stop by KindPeoples Ocean Street or KindPeoples Soquel Avenue to discuss your questions with our educated Santa Cruz bud tenders or check out our blog on THC Gummies Dosing.


The dosage and method of consumption can significantly alter the effects of cannabis on energy levels. Low to moderate doses of cannabis may produce a stimulating effect, while higher doses can lead to sedation and relaxation. According to our KindPeoples Santa Cruz Dispensary Staff, regardless of the delivery method, it’s critical to consume thoughtfully because achieving the desired-energizing effects can be a delicate balancing act. 

Many individuals choose to enhance their exercise routine by using cannabis as a pre or post-workout supplement. By strengthening the mind-body connection, cannabis can help us feel more in tune with our movement, which is especially important during a yoga practice.


When selecting a weed strain specifically for energy and productivity, it’s widely agreed upon that sativas are the more ideal choice than indicas. Below, we’ll explore some of the popular sativa strains and remember other strains that falls into same lineages will likely have similar energizing effects, so if these specific strains aren’t available at KindPeoples Dispensary when you’re shopping, ask your budtender to help you find a similar strain to use during hot yoga.

Durban Poison Strain

The Durban Poison strain is commonly referred to as the “espresso of cannabis” because it delivers a racy, clear-headed, cerebral high that will launch you into focus mode.

Super Lemon Haze Strain

The Super Lemon Haze strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid of the Lemon Skunk Strain and the Super Silver Haze strain. Many consumers of the Super Lemon Haze strain report feeling motivated, uplifted and engaged.

Strawberry Cough Strain

The Strawberry Cough strain is often described as providing a relaxed-yet-alert feeling, promoting engaging conversations, energy, and an overall sense of well being.

Jack Herer Strain

The Jack Herer strain is known for its invigorating and uplifting, clear-headed high that stimulates the mind and boosts focus and motivation.

Blue Dream Strain

The Blue Dream strain is popular for its well-balanced effects that melt away stress, anxiety and depression, promoting a sense of calmness and general well-being without causing excessive sedation.

Sour Diesel Strain

The Sour Diesel strain provides an energetic, happy high. With just a hit or two, the Sour Diesel strain can leave you feeling creatively stimulated, revitalized and motivated.

Try similar weed strains in these lineages to ascend into an energized state before your next yoga session. 

Explore the best selection of rotating weed strains KindPeoples Ocean Street or KindPeoples Soquel Avenue.

Updated 2/19/24