Taking magnesium with LSD and how to relax with microdoses

Some of us find when taking LSD, that after a few hours, our muscles can become a little tight, achy and cramp up a bit.  There are a few easy ways I’ve found to help to relax your muscles when taking low doses of LSD/microdosing and make the final few hours of effects more enjoyable.  Muscle tightness may affect some people more than others, and could be partly to do with your magnesium levels rather than the LSD actively depleting them. 

I have often found that my back can tighten after around 2-3 hours of taking a microdose and it’s more of an irritating distraction than a major problem.  Still, it’s quite easy to fix, and isn’t necessarily down to you not being able to let go, or because of mental blocks etc..  It seems to be a bit of a trend amongst new agey people to blame every physical ailment on a mental cause.  It’s unfortunate, and negates the fact that many common health issues can be a result of vitamin/mineral deficiencies (or the opposite), lack of/quality of sleep, hydration, allergies and other nutritional /lifestyle causes.  We must remember the impact food and environmental influences can have on the psychedelic experience.

Here are some simple ways I’ve found to make your microdose experience more relaxing

1.  Take magnesium – transdermal magnesium may be best here for optimal absorption and lack of side effects.  The effects are felt within 30 minutes and it can also be helpful to ensure restful, deep sleep.  It may be best to take it a couple of hours after taking the microdose, near to the peak.  You don’t need a high dose, 100-200mg should make a significant difference. 

Both exercise and stress deplete magnesium in the body, and whilst microdosing LSD shouldn’t really be stressful, there is a toll on the body that can’t be ignored.  Even the extra stimulation is tiring to some degree and I believe that magnesium complements low doses of acid perfectly.  Making sure you sleep well after microdosing is very important, and will also help integrate insights discovered throughout the day.

2.  Take a hot bath – if you’re lucky enough to have the luxury of a bath, take advantage of it as an easy way to gently come down from LSD, whether it’s a full trip or a low dose (maybe not the best idea at the peak of a full trip for obvious reasons).  Magnesium sulphate or magnesium chloride can also be added for greater effect (see above).  Essential oils such as frankincense, lavender, and rosewood, I’ve found to be comforting and relaxing.  Citrus oils such as bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, orange, can be more energising/uplifting which you may prefer if you want to feel more refreshed and aren’t looking to sleep soon afterwards.

3.Yoga/mediation – yoga is a way of energising the body and relaxing it at the same time, and can prepare you for deeper relaxation and meditation.  Even just 30 minutes can be really helpful.  Those who require more grounding whilst taking LSD might benefit from more grounding yoga postures.  I recommend the sun salutation sequence, spending at least a minute in each position, followed by sitting in lotus/half lotus position for 15-30 minutes with closed eyes or open eyes if you prefer.  Take care if attempting balances, and perhaps avoid headstands.  I find yoga works well towards the end of the LSD’s effects, around 6-8 hours after taking a microdose, although any time you feel like it would surely be fine for you – trust your intuition and judgement.

4.  Walk in nature – perhaps the most obvious, simple and unadulterated things have the most profound effects.  Walking in forests has always been really pleasurable on any dose of acid, or other psychedelic for that matter.  The air is clean and the sounds of nature are life-affirming.  Personally, I prefer walking in places where human beings are not high in number, but not everyone would find this so important.

5.  Cook – cooking or preparing simple food, especially fruit and vegetables can provide just the right level of stimulation, and also gives you the opportunity to work on motor skills/co-ordination by working with your hands (LSD is excellent for this in my experience).  Sometimes you will find with low doses that you want something to do that is not too taxing, and working with food means you can find something at just the right level of concentration.

6.  Cannabis – this can go either for different people but I do find that as the effects wear off, cannabis provides just the right shift in bodily relaxation that I need.  Too much can be too much though so best to start with a very small amount and see how it goes.  I don’t recommend it for coming down after a full trip but some people find it works for them, so best to experiment and see what works for you.   

I welcome other ideas to add to this list, and there are probably a few things I’ve forgotten so will add to it as time goes on.  They’re the kind of things that should be obvious but it’s not always easy in the moment to work out what your body needs.  I hope some of these things will be helpful if you want to relax more with low dose LSD, if you haven’t tried them already.  Suggestions are welcome.

long term effects of microdosing

Microdosing without microdosing

It’s been over four years since I first began microdosing with LSD.  In that time, I’ve experimented with various low-doses at a minimum of at least once a month, sometimes multiple times per month, and on other occasions multiple times per week.  I’ve documented some of these experiences in other posts.  Recently, I’ve taken fewer low doses of LSD for various reasons and I have kept an eye on what I’ve been thinking and feeling at times when I’ve thought about LSD/psychedelics, and thought about taking them.

The reason for this is that over time, the more I’ve taken low doses of LSD, the less I’ve felt I have needed to take it in order to experience the effects.  It’s not to say I’ve become resistant to LSD, but I have found I am now able to call-up the feelings and experiences of microdosing without actually taking anything.  The flow states have become more familiar, almost as if a path has been carved in my body and mind.  In the same way that negative behaviour patterns can be formed, I believe they can be unformed, and so far, microdosing with psychedelics is the most effective thing I have found that catalyses this.  In many ways I see it as a miracle, and in other ways just a simple everyday thing.  And why shouldn’t it be as simple as having a cup of coffee, or a walk in the park?  Maybe the paradox is that when that taboo is finally broken, as a culture perhaps we’ll need psychedelics a little less than we need them right now.  Or maybe they’ll become more of a preventative rather than a cure, the antioxident of the mind..

I have no scientific proof or evidence to put forward, and that’s of little interest anyway because I know this has worked for me in ways I struggle to articulate.  Words are slightly better than useless when it comes to talking about the transforming powers of psychedelics, but only slightly – perhaps we need some new ones.  After all, this language has evolved from different needs, world views and an overly materialist perspective on life.   While science plays catch-up after 40 years of lost research, nothing can beat our instinctive, intuitive feelings that tell us something just feels right.

I like to think that those who’ve spread the message of the psychedelic experience over the years have done more than could ever be measured.  I feel incredibly grateful to them.  Some have risked their freedom for a cause which I’ve heard very few ‘progressives’ ever defend.  Even today, with so much reaction to the slightest offence taken regardless of intentions, the media and those who contribute to it stay ever silent when it comes to psychedelics.  I hope this will change soon, although I have reservations about a commercialised industry that may pop up around it.

It’s hard to remember now how I felt before the start of this journey.  And it’s not that anything was particularly wrong before (a question often asked with psychedelics is “why do you need to take anything”).  Nothing drove me to start microdosing, it just seemed like something interesting to explore, on many levels.  I’ve gone into this in more detail on other posts. 

The long term effects of microdosing with LSD

Perhaps one of the things that’s easier now is the feel for path.  Not that there even is a path really, but I feel lighter now step by step.  People often talk of heightened awareness and states of consciousness and that’s all very well, but what about what it feels like to be an animal?  How many of us are okay with this simple fact?  There’s a distinct difference between being fundamentally okay with that and not.  No matter how comfortable or not the superficial facades that we’re encouraged to lay over our lives are (especially in the ’spiritual’ community), I think denial of our animal core is something we must get over.  I think this is also one of the things that overwhelms those who’ve had bad trips or ‘negative’ experiences with psychedelics but it’s one of the best lessons we can learn.

It’s an attractive thing to think about what’s to be gained from ‘higher states’, and so on, but it’s all bullshit.  Altered states exist for sure, but higher states are a delusion, and very appealing to a certain kind of person/seeker.  There are other places to enjoy these games.  We don’t need another distraction to postpone experiencing life as it is, it’s beautifully simple.  Maybe psychedelics and microdosing are a little piece of my jigsaw, the piece I couldn’t find but had been there all along.

The microdosing trend, what does the future hold?

As microdosing becomes more widely practiced and talked about, like anything, it risks becoming a trend once the opportunity to make money from it arises.  Unfortunately, I sense that might be where we are heading.

By this, I’m not talking about profits from the sale of psychedelics by drug companies, but the inevitable online ‘influencers’ and self-help gurus who latch onto whatever the latest happiness craze might be to keep their followers hooked and searching.

Microdosing is not about searching, fixing problems, or taking a drug to feel better.  It’s not about happiness or working out how to be happy.  It’s not about concepts.  I’m the first to admit that small doses of LSD or psylocibin can help us be more creative in our work, enjoy working more, and increase the energy we have enabling us to ‘get more done’.  Whilst this is not where the greatest potential of microdosing LSD or psylocibin lies, if there’s anything that will make governments consider legalisation of  any kind, this could likely be it.  The positive effect on symptoms of depression may also be a factor, especially considering the huge reduction in the long-term cost of treatment compared with talk therapies.

We now live in a world where the masses seek instant gratification in all aspects of their lives.  Up until recently, those most interested in microdosing were those who had experience with taking larger doses  and perhaps therefore have seen through the illusion of happiness or fulfilment, for the empty concepts they are, and recognised the transient nature of everything.  Recently though, I get the feeling people are interested more in the tangible effects rather than the more subtle changes that may occur, and ask the question: “How can it help me?” By beginning with such an ego-centric approach, surely we can also expect ego-centric effects.

Mindfulness is a recent example of western repackaging of eastern philosophy into something palatable, and beneficial for  the establishment (which still engineers and requires willing obedience from the population).  The more it became popular, the more the original perspective was lost.  As with any trend, by the time it’s exposed for what it truly is, we’ve moved onto the next thing and the tricks and commercial drivers are not of much interest to anyone.

Will the popularity of microdosing help lead to legalising LSD or psylocibin?

Part of me is starting to hope not, and I never thought I’d say that.

There was a talk Terence McKenna once gave in New York, where he was asked a question about the legalisation of marijuana.  In his answer he spoke about the pitfalls of cannabis becoming commercialised as opposed to being grown by small growers – it’s worth listening to but I cannot locate the link unfortunately.  Now I think he might be right about that, despite my full support for the legalisation of all drugs, regardless of their proven or unproven medical efficacy.  However, with legalisation, and the benefits it will bring to the new establishments of our future societies, I fear the spirit of the psychedelic community may not come with it, and neither will a shamanic approach to working with these important medicines.

Of course, all of us with an interest in psychedelics may well believe that the compounds themselves will be enough, and I hope it’s true – I just have my doubts about the powers that be.  The doctors who will prescribe it, the therapists who’ll be licensed to treat clients with it, and whichever new gurus emerge.  The gurus are riding higher than ever, and under the bullshit radar, even if they have been repackaged in hipster attire.

Despite all this, a sweet spot surely exists between the point something is so underground that  very few have heard of it and the point where it trends.  Perhaps that sweet spot is now.

This could be the best of both worlds for a short while.  With the sharing of knowledge, ideas, experiences and methods, all through the subcultural and countercultural community rather than through mainstream media, marketing and advertising, we will truly get the most out of each other’s contributions at this time.  Recently I’ve met therapists, students, everyday business people, and others who have discovered the wide-ranging benefits of microdosing.  I’ve met these people in the most random places, in various countries, and through real conversations, without being connected through the internet.

People who are genuinely open, do talk to each other, and this sharing of our experience in real life, and not on social media is where the real value lies.  I don’t look forward to the day when I’m reading an account of a mindless celebrity, selling their microdosing story to the Daily Mail.




LSD, migraines and propranolol

Is it safe to take LSD whilst taking Propranolol as prescribed?

During a bad bout of flu in January I developed a severe migraine that gradually increased in intensity to the point where I could barely eat or get out of bed to drink anything at all.  Despite my resistance to taking long-term/daily pharmaceutical medications I reluctantly took the Propranolol prescribed to me by my GP.  It helped enormously, and the agonising pain that had lasted more than two weeks finally subsided.  I am still taking between 40-60mg of propranolol a day (March 2018) and the frequency and intensity of my migraines has reduced by around 50% for both which is a great relief as they had been increasing in severity and frequency for some time. I had been becoming more and more concerned about this, and I had no success with natural remedies, supplements and therapies.

During the worst pain I did consider a moderate-high dose of pyschedelics as a potential last resort to abort the migraine – LSD is reported to be highly effective when it comes to cluster headaches and I have found ayahuasca very efective at aborting a severe migraine within one hour of drinking the medicine.  I have not found microdosing LSD particularly helpful for migraine abortion although it can be helpful for enabling me to get through the day, especially when more complex thinking is required.  On some occasions it seems to have made the pain more intense.

Medical advice and drug interactions – Propranolol and LSD, is it safe?

As is often the problem with modern medicine, western medicine and doctors, they have little knowedge of drug interactions (compared to fully qualified pharmacists), let alone interactions with pyschedelics and other ‘recreational drugs’.  Most psychedelics are amongst the safest drugs out there, with the lethal dose of many yet to be determined (according to Terence McKenna).  I’ve however always considered the potential risks when combing LSD or similar with modern pharmaceuticals we know less about.  I try to be honest with my doctor but when you want to be taken seriously with a severe condition, it is sometimes best not to mention your intention or desire to trip during the course of treatment.  This time I didn’t mention it and also have not microdosed for over two months since I started on the beta blockers (Propranolol).

Without access to good medical advice either from doctors or an expert regarding drug interactions, I look to forums with others’ experiences and my own experimentation.  Someone has to do it, and I take some kind of comfort in the fact I am on a low dose of propranolol.  Forums such as Bluelight can be helpful, although I find you need to be very careful who to listen to on there.

Differences in effect – microdosing LSD whilst on propranolol

With a dose of around 25 micrograms I didn’t notice any major differences in effect.  I went to work and was actually working on sorting through some large data files and spreadhseets, problem solving some tech issues I was having.  I probably had more focus and ability to keep going with this tedious crap, as you might expect whilst microdosing but I can’t say the propranolol made any dicernible difference at all – certainly no more than the ebb and flows normally experienced, shifts you get when microdosing anyway.  I’ll add that 25mg of LSD is now an amount I feel quite comfortable taking and going about my normal day.  One thing I did notice was that I felt much better sitting down than standing during the 4 hour ‘peak’, although again this is not out of the ordinary at all.

My conclusion is that the propranolol has very little effect or interaction when microdosing and I felt very safe whilst taking it, and was especially relaxed after the 4 hour peak.  The post peak effect has become something I really look forward to since microdosing more regularly.

The effects of microdosing LSD alongside regular melatonin supplementation

As I’ve recently been taking melatonin for my migraines, I was wondering about the effects of microdosing / taking low doses of LSD at the same time – by the same time I mean within a 24 hour period.  After reading accounts of people who have taken full doses around the same time as taking melatonin, I was intrigued.  Reports of more dreamy trips and visuals convinced me that at the least it would not likely be a difficult experience.

Last Sunday I did something I don’t usually do which was take around 40 micrograms of LSD at 5.30pm (the night before I had taken 3mg of fast-release melatonin).  Normally I dose earlier in the day, latest around 2pm because I want to make sure the effects have fully worn off by the time I go to sleep.  Sleeping properly and at regular times is very important for keeping my migraines at bay so I am quite careful about it.  My experience with low doses has been that they can actually help a bit with sleep quality sometimes, although not every time and obviously the same cannot be said for high doses, as anyone who has tried to sleep within 10 hours of taking higher doses will surely know.

How does melatonin affect the microdosing experience?

As Terence McKenna always said, the only thing that matters is your experience, how do you feel when you take psilocybin, how do you feel when you have sex?.. etc.  I therefore don’t assume that my experience would be the same as someone else’s when it comes to anything to do with psychedelics.  For me though, this was one of the most relaxing LSD experiences I have ever had, and also one of the most insightful.  I had noticed the melatonin making me feel a bit sleepy and lightheaded in the daytime, not something that I was very pleased about but it seems that it had a very positive influence on the way the LSD was working.

The high was relaxing in a similar way to pure Indica Cannabis, but with the clear-headedness and sharpness of LSD, really the perfect high for me.  After the ‘peak’ (always subtle with low doses) at around midnight, I lay on my bed for a couple of hours listening to music and enjoying the gentle buzz/waves of relaxation flowing through me, complete bliss actually.  In terms of sensation, not so different to a really good massage or sexual experience yet with the additional insights that usually only come with the ego death of a full trip.  It was much less of a restless experience than normal (with a 40 microgram dose), and I would highly recommend trying the two together.  Perhaps 3mg of melatonin would not be ideal if taken at exactly the same time, but I would not know without trying.  I suspect even 0.3mg may have a positive effect if taken at the same time.  I should also probably try the same experiment taking the LSD earlier in the day, with lower doses.

I’ve also heard that magnesium can help make LSD more relaxing (especially on the come-down), due to its stress-reducing and muscle relaxing effects so this is a combination also surely worth exploring.  Of course magnesium is a mineral many people are low in, even if they eat a healthy, balanced diet.  And perhaps diet, sleep and environmental factors are more important for positive psychedelic experiences than it is generally recognised.  Shamans have long known this and made it a key part of healing.

Sleeping after the trip and the next day

One of the most interesting things about this episode was that I woke up after around 4-5 hours (less than my normal 7 -8 hours) with a tremendous amount of energy.  I got up and started my day earlier than normal because I knew I wouldn’t be able to sleep again.  For around 5 hours I continued in a similar state of bliss as the night before, physically a little tired but totally relaxed and able to go with the flow of the day, even work didn’t feel like work and the relaxed feeling continued into the early evening.  This was a state of incredible simplicity, not really a state, where the nature of our non-dual world was totally apparent.  As I’ve said before, I believe the greatest potential of LSD and other psychedelics in the glimpse they offer of such a simple yet beautiful reality.  This is the first time such an experience has carried over after sleep and also with such a small amount.  I believe the effects of melatonin supplementation and LSD are a pointer to the great potential of microdosing, and could provide insight into how LSD works in the brain and perhaps what it needs to function in the best way.  This could also explain why some individuals have more relaxing experiences than others at higher doses, but until the scientific community has both the ability and desire to explore these questions, we will never know for sure.





Exploring the effects of 50 micrograms of LSD

Re-visting 50 microgram doses of acid

I’ve always felt that 50 micrograms is a significant jump up from what we would usually consider a microdose and therefore shouldn’t really be classified as such.   It should really be in the low dose category.  The reason I’m including it here is to do with recent experiments with this dose.

Following my experiments microdosing with acid over the last two years, I’ve discovered this is a dose that I am now much more comfortable incorporating into a ‘normal’ day.  For want of a less categorical term, a normal day in this context is a day in which the psychedelic does not overly interfere or distract from things that I have planned to do, need to do, want to do etc.  At higher doses, where we could describe ourselves as tripping (even if there are no visuals or ego death), plans or need to dos can quickly be postponed.  50 micrograms is a dose which falls between a microdose and a mild trip.  For this reason, there is the potential for the best of both worlds, depending on what you are looking for from the experience and your sensitivity to the compound.  Past experience of psychedelics and altered states will also play a strong part.

My first low dose LSD experience

Taking 50 micrograms was my first low dose LSD experience, which happened prior to my microdosing experiments (as I said before, 50 micrograms is not a microdose).  This was mixed experience.  I felt a longing for full ego-death that obviously never came, as well as a restlessness that crept in after a few hours.  It ended with me feeling quite tired and thick-headed.  I also felt tired during the following days.  I note however that I attribute some of my headache like symptoms to chronic neck pain and migraines which I’ve suffered with all my life.  I recognise for this reason these symptoms may not be felt by the majority of people.

During this mini trip I enjoyed walking in nature, listening to music and experienced glimpses of a full trip, a preview of that wide-openness that we get with a full dose.  I was also able to meditate deeply during the peak with ease.  The overall experience was quite positive despite some of the negative physical effects.

Has microdosing changed how I experience low doses?

A couple of weeks ago I was toying with the idea of a full trip as it has been a while since I have done that with any psychedelic.  One of the best things about microdosing is that because integration happens during the dose, you don’t have to worry about having time the next day to reflect on it as you might when taking a full dose.  Not everybody may agree with this, but as an introvert I require (after a full dose) a few days ideally to properly integrate the experience and don’t want the pressures of work or even other people around me to interfere with this process.  This is very important and one of the reasons why I have focused on microdosing so much.  LSD really is a practical drug at low doses.  In my opinion it is far more practical than cannabis, although again this is also very much personal preference.

So, after deliberating I decided that it was not the day for a full trip and decided to try 50 micrograms again.  It seems that microdosing has changed the way I experience this dose.  Whereas before I was very much aware I had taken acid (in the sense you really feel it is going to work), this time was almost as seamless as a microdose, quite smooth and relaxing.  I enjoyed long conversations with my sister where I was able to feel more into what she was saying than I normally can.  I feel like it increased my empathy to a level close to a full dose.

The day moved in very much the same way as it does during a microdose.  There was a noticeable peak around 2-3 hours in, after which the effects reduced considerably to more of an afterglow.  I was, like before, a little thick headed after 4-5 hours but I believe this is very much down to my chronic neck issues.  Some have suggested the synthesised chemical nature of LSD could cause this effect, however I have had worse symptoms along these lines after microdoses of magic mushrooms so I really don’t think this is the reason.

Other noticeable improvements this time around

  • Increased appetite – I used to struggle to prepare food and eat much with low doses before whereas this time I was much more aware of what my body needed and when it needed it.
  • Increased focus – this was never a problem with microdosing, but 50 micrograms seemed to send me off into more of a dreamworld before.  This time, doing things that require good hand-eye coordination were much easier, as were tasks the needed cognitive attention.
  • Sexual energy – later in the evening I was meditating and also doing some tantric breathing exercises.  It was much easy to feel the movement of my breath and relax into it.

I wanted to write about this experience because this level of dosage seems to be the bridge between microdosing and higher doses of LSD and if used in the right way could be really helpful for people.  It may just take a little getting used to.  I also think that to use these compounds responsibly (for your self), it’s important to notice the subtle effects.  Hedonism is a never ending chase, and psychedelics offer the opposite of that if you are open to that opposite.  Incorporating them into everyday activities can be like having a psychotherapist by your side as you do them, and that is invaluable, especially for something that costs so little.

As always, your thoughts and contributions are always welcome.

Microdosing LSD, and meditation

Ever since my very first full LSD trip my meditation changed. Gone was the ‘good’ meditation and ‘bad’ meditation, gone was the hope for a more enjoyable state, it was an end to meditation as an ambitious activity. I can’t understate this shift. It was huge, and at the same time completely without effort. Sometimes our conditioning is so strong that it is intertwined with the things we hope will free us from it. This is a challenge we all face when we set out to change things our lives.  Meditation, yoga etc. can be very attractive activities for someone suffering with obsessive compulsive or addictive personalities as they offer another channel for perfection to be directed into.  This is a side of meditation (especially mindfulness) not often talked about. Western interpretations of meditation and techniques are very far removed from Zen and tantric perspectives and other ancient philosophies – even if the teachers honestly believe they embody these traditions. Furthermore, the way that the benefits of meditation are measured too often focus around western ideals and values.  It seems the western approach to meditation is very dualistic, and goal-oriented.

One of the great things about microdosing with LSD and other psychedelics is that the whole experience can be meditative. Whether it’s walking in a forest, listening to music, working, or writing, a gentle relaxation can be felt that is not always there day to day.  I have found that this feeling has stayed with me in these activities long after the microdose has supposedly worn off.  Scientists are now studying the effects of low dose psychedelics and their potential to ‘re-wire’ the brain.  I have no doubt that this is what is happening when you take psychedelics and I think most people who take them would relate to this.  A year or two after starting my microdosing journey, I am sure the positive changes that have happened so far will stay with me, even if I never take another dose again.

Taking a microdose and meditating

I’m not sure that this is the most effective way to microdose.  The reason is that meditation is not really about sitting still for 1 hour or however long and thinking of nothing.  It’s not about detachment.  The idea that meditation starts and finishes, is in my view, where everything goes wrong.  It’s not about getting to a state or bliss, or silence and it’s definitely not about perfection.

One of the most important experiences in my life was visiting Japan when I was 14.  I instantly felt at home there, although at the time I wasn’t really sure why, I just knew I resonated with something, a feeling I had never really felt in the UK, where I grew up.  Looking back now I understand what it was.  The Japanese make a meditation out of everything, particularly things that westerners have little time for.  Watching an electrician at work in Japan can be like watching an artist paint.  We all know the Japanese are known for their work ethic, but there is something deeper going on than that.  There’s an attentiveness to the mundane, that rather than being obsessive, as it would surely be here, it is done with a lightness and an appreciation for simplicity and elegance.  I’m quite sure my resting heart rate is lower in Japan than anywhere else I have travelled.  I felt relaxed there, and free.

Thinking about it, Japan may well have been my first psychedelic trip.  When I returned to the UK, my priorities shifted and I started to pay attention to my intuition more and noticed how I was being influenced by things that I was previously unaware of.  Bullshit was also easier to detect, much to the frustration of my elders.

Taking a low dose of LSD reminds me of my experience in Japan.  Simple things are enjoyable, meditation happens spontaneously and naturally without having to force it.  Looking at the sky for a few minutes during a microdose and feeling that connection with nature is surely more helpful for the psyche than forcing yourself to sit still for a set period of time.  This isn’t to say that if you enjoy silent sitting, yoga, meditation you shouldn’t to it whilst microdosing, just that it’s not essential and should not be seen as an ideal.  I like meditation because as an introvert, it’s easy for me to do, it’s relaxing and it helps me to recharge – but that’s what I enjoy, it doesn’t mean everybody else has to enjoy it too.

So, microdosing can often bring about a meditative awareness without any effort on your part, that’s the beauty of it.  I’m firmly of the view with psychedelics that if you try to control the experience too much you are asking for trouble, so why complicate things?