1. Ganja Yoga
1. Ganja Yoga
Yep, this is exactly what you think it is: yoga, stoned.
First practised in Toronto in 2009, Ganja Yoga is now gaining a foothold in North America’s more laidback and hippy-fied cities: Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco.
Ganja Yoga’s inventor, certified hatha yoga instructor Dee Dussault, claims that it’s “less physically intense that most yoga. Classes are gatherings designed to slow us down and promote relaxation and well-being.” Presumably while trying to not break into fits of giggles or ravenously demand Häagen-Dazs and Pringles.
I remember thinking, ‘The ground is me!’ I decided to stop hitting the pipe
It’s important to find a balance and not hit the weed too hard during your class, otherwsie things may get a little weird. “During child’s pose,” says one recent San Francisco attendee, “I remember thinking, ‘I am one with the mat. I am one with the ground. The ground is me!’ That’s when I decided to stop hitting the pipe.”
Of course, we don’t have the same ‘medical marijuana’ (ahem) laws in place in the UK, and so while there may well be Ganja Yoga classes on offer here, they’re not being openly advertised anywhere. Maybe go and ask that shifty-looking guy who’s always hanging around your local pub car park, handing small plastic bags through car windows? He’ll probably know a guy who knows a guy, innit.