Natural Ways To Get High (without drugs)
Exersize and diet Exercising releases a feel good chemical (Dopamine). Dopamine is the same chemical that some drugs such as 2C-B is thought to release. Dopamine increases the feeling of pleasure and happiness and is usually released by neurotransmitters in our brain when we do something that is vital for survival, such as eating food, and having sex (and of course exercising)
Exercising makes you less stressed out by raising your heart rate and in turn subjecting you to a low level form of stress that will eventually condition your body to handle life’s other stresses.
Exercising gives you more energy (believe it or not) and more energy leads to more happiness.
Exercising will boost your confidence. Low self-esteem can affect all areas of life, relationships, career and your life goals, exercise will help you like the way you look, feel stronger, healthier and more independent, How can that not boost your confidence.
Exercise can help eases anxiety, recent studies have shown.
Exercising fights insomnia, exercise regularly and it has been shown to improve sleeping problems in people suffering from sleeping problems, including insomnia. It improves your sleep quality, but also gives you energy to get out of bed in the morning after being so well rested.
Having a good diet is important when exercising regularly to give you the energy and nutrients to exercise effectively and healthily achieve your goals.
Extreme Sports Whether it's bungee jumping, mountain climbing, snowboarding, cliff diving, sky diving, or base jumping, extreme sports place the body into remarkably stressful situations. It's physical exercise, yes, but it's also mental exercise. When you're leaping from a cliff or plane, your brain thinks you very well may die. The result is a rush of powerful hormones, including adrenaline, dopamine, and beta-endorphins (which correlate closely with reports of euphoria). Your heart works harder and faster, sending more blood, more quickly to the muscles as well as the brain. Your senses are heightened. Time slows down. Moments linger longer than ever before. It's all a stop-gap mechanism to help you survive the situation.
Meditation As you start to meditate for longer, you experience a calm sense of euphoria...much like the high smokers feel from cannabis. The more you do it, the easier you’ll find yourself to get into this altered state - and unlike a drug, when you're done meditating you're no longer in this altered state, so you can go out and actually do stuff.
Breathing Consciously Breathing consciously, controlled and deeply can alter your consciousness and provide a peace and calm that is tantamount to joy for many of us.
Taking a bath with Clary Sage Oil Bath Adding Clary Sage oil to a nice warm bath has a very calming, relaxing effect, do not try this while drinking alcohol.
Getting some sun Getting out side and getting some sun (if possible) increases levels of a the natural antidepressant serotonin in the brain.
Yoga Yoga is a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures, and meditation. Yoga is believed to calm the nervous system and balance the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga has been used to lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and improve coordination, flexibility, concentration, sleep, and digestion.
Laughter The act of producing the muscular contractions responsible for laughter release beta-endorphins.
Dreaming Every night, we enter a fantastical world of our own creation. In this world, time is relative; we can live out entire lifetimes in the span of a single sleep cycle. Some researchers think that our brains release very small amounts of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a powerful psychedelic compound, during sleep.
Sensory Deprevation/ Flotation tanks When your body is "deprived" of any sensual stimulation, strange things happen, out-of-body experiences, hallucinations and euphoria to name a few.
Acupuncture Although acupuncture has mixed reviews, people have reported very positive outcomes for a range of conditions, primarily pain relief.
Falling in love Falling in love is the ultimate high in most people's book. A review of studies demonstrates that no less than twelve different brain regions are activated by the cascade of chemicals like dopamine, adrenaline, vasopression, serotonin, and oxytocin when we fall in love. Endorphins and PEA (the chocolate/love drug) also play a big role in the neurochemistry of love. As a result, we feel happy and dopey. Confused and excited. Anxious and confident.
Music The researchers suggest that as humans evolved they developed the ability to experience euphoria from more abstract activities like music. Although unnecessary for hard scrabble survival, music likely contributed to social bonding and the cohesion of human communities, which in turn aided survival. Music is also a way to tap into the rhythm underlying life itself. You won't find any clinical trials, but there's real music happening right under our noses every single day. Musicians just reveal it.
Digital Drugs Optical illusions
There are various optical illusions available online.
There are various binaural beats available online, that claim to simulate the effects of various drugs. Please see i-doser for more information.