Rachael Carlevale’s life has taken some twists, including a health crisis, that helped her develop the Ganjasana yoga system, which she says centers on using cannabis plant medicine mindfully.
While there’s nothing particularly innovative about using the gloriously versatile cannabis sativa plant as a medicine, where, when, how and moreover, why we use it is, in fact, evolving.
Ever thought about getting high before yoga?
Hollie Hayes wheeled her bicycle into a tree-lined park in northeast Portland at the end of a long, hot spring day. She unrolled a brown paper bag from a backpack, and reached inside for a joint she’d rolled a couple of hours earlier, a strain of marijuana called “Animal Cookies”—the perfect choice for a sundown session of “yoganja.”