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Meditation for Wellbeing

Yoga Lit: Exploring the relationship between Yoga & Cannabinoids Dr. Latora Grant Scott,PhD,RN - The Nurse Doc is Zen™ There is a familiar phrase, I’m “high on life”. People often use this description to express that their lives are happy and stress free. You may also be familiar with this term being used by athletes or exercise enthusiast to explain their euphoria after a great workout. This euphoric feeling is known as a “runner’s high” and for decades has been miscredited to the release of endorphins. Dr. David Linden shares that “runner’s high” is probably not completely mediated by our opioid system, since exercise also increases endocannabinoid levels in our bloodstream and easily move throughout the body. (1) Endocannabinoids are our body’s natural cannabis-like molecules. Research has revealed that it is Anandamide, which is known as the bliss molecule, that is responsible for the euphoric feeling. (2) Anandamide is a fatty acid neurotransmitter and a naturally