Although you are very used to the systems of the body that are usually studied, there is ANOTHER system that you are not considering. Only 13% of medical schools in the USA look at this system, and I haven’t yet found the Australian stats.

What Is the Endocannabinoid System?

Let’s look at the word “endocannabinoid.” “Cannabinoid” comes from “cannabis,” and “endo” is short for “endogenous,” which means that it is produced naturally inside of your body.

So “endocannabinoid” simply means cannabis-like substances that naturally occur inside us.

The ECS itself is made up of three parts:

  1. Endocannabinoids
  2. Receptors in the nervous system and around your body that endocannabinoids and cannabinoids bond with.
  3. Enzymes that help break down endocannabinoids and cannabinoids

It is just as importantas any of the other systems, (circulatory, digestive, cardio etc) however, it has been ignored since the 1930’s when cannabinoids were outlawed making research almost impossible.  It controls HOMEOSTASIS.  You can’t be healthy or happy without the endocannabinoid system working efficiently . It controls…

*Appetite * Digestion * Immune function * Inflammation, including neuroinflammation * Mood * Sleep * Reproduction/fertility * Motor control  *    Temperature regulation * Memory * Pain * Pleasure/reward

Your body activates the ECS with precisionso that it impacts only what it needs to – unlike marijuana which floods the body with cannabinoids – some helpful, some could be harmful.

For example, if your reproductive hormones are out of whack,   the ECS will work to regulate them without altering your digestion or immune system. Then, once the endocannabinoids have done their job and brought things into balance, certain enzymes come along to break them down and prevent them from going too far and upsetting the balance in the opposite direction.  The ECS is like the conductor in an orchestra.  Without the conductor, you may get a noise, even a tune, but the orchestra will never reach its full potential.  Just like the body without an efficient endocannabinoid system.


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The Yoga Studio Woodend.  37 Morris road, Woodend. Tonite Friday 16th August at 6.30pm.  Restorative Yoga followed by an information session.





The YOGA OF HEMP – The Course (Releasing later in 2019)

Did you know that Australia and many other countries have now relaxed the laws around Cannabis? The Hemp Industry (Cannabis Sativa) is booming. In this course, AYI explores the medicinal value of Cannabis Hemp and how it may be able to help you,  your students and clients.   This course will cover the common conditions that Cannabis sativa (Hemp) may be useful for, and introduce you to those with personal experiences with Cannabis Sativa as medicine.

We’ve interviewed leading physicians and researchers in leading academic institutions to explain how Hemp as medicine affects the body, as well as its medicinal (and chemical) value.

Research shows cannabis hemp is valuable in the treatment of a wide range applications, including pain relief, nausea, anxiety, depression,  movement disorders, and more. Get up to speed and certified today.

The E-book you will receive with this course includes:

  • Marijuana/hemp and Medicine – Overview
  • Endocannabinoid System – A Deeper Look
  • Yoga and Hemp – developing a therapeutic view
  • Clinical and Therapeutic Cannabis Information
  • Restorative Yoga and its role in recovery

Topics Include:

  • Common Conditions Treated With Cannabis sativa (Hemp)
  • The history of Cannabis as medicine
  • Medical uses of Cannabis (Sativa and Indicus)
  • Cannabis (Hemp) and the Law.
  • Endocannabinoid system/Why is Cannabis effective?
  • Cannabis – is it a cure?
  • Hemp vs Marijuana: common questions and answers

Stay Ahead of Industry Changes & Trends

The cannabis industry is rapidly evolving with huge increases in sales of hemp products in the past year.. Since the beginning of its decriminalization, and changing laws in Australia,  the nature of the business has blossomed and recent advanced in technology could change how cannabis hemp operations are run. However, progress won’t stop there.  A lot could change between now and five years, or even in the next few months!

Because the cannabis industry has been fluid and does not show signs of grinding to a halt any time soon, the most effective way to learn about cannabis hemp is through a course that moves with the new developments as they break.

Online cannabis training can do what a textbook cannot: evolve alongside the industry. As new developments are made, material can be added and adjusted to ensure the information available reflects the industry in its current state, just as we have done through our other on-line courses.  At AYI we ensure our students can be truly informed, certified individuals – which we have been doing successfully since before the computer age!

The world of cannabis both sativa and indica is moving fast. If you’re looking to strike while the iron is hot, online training is just a click away. It’s an effective way to gain valuable insight into the industry and stay up to date on emerging trends and political shifts, plus one you can choose to tackle wherever and whenever you’d like.  Distance is no barrier to your certification.

Start your YOGA OF HEMP certification on the right foot and enroll today!  

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