Float In A Sensory Deprivation Tank To Rejuvenate Your Mind And Body
If you’ve ever thought of trying floating (sensory deprivation tank), this is your sign to try it!
A floatation tank is a lightless, soundless tank filled with highly concentrated Epsom salt water heated to skin temperature. Floatation, also known as sensory deprivation, is simply the act of relaxing in a floatation tank; with all sights and sounds removed, and drifting into a meditative state that rejuvenates your mind and body.
When I lived in Seattle, there was a Float business a block away, so I would frequently visit and do 1-2 hour sessions. It helped me so much mentally and physically. When you’re in the tank, it’s completely pitch black, so if you have claustrophobia, there is a little light that you can keep on if needed. There are also larger tanks that are like mini rooms (much bigger than the tank pictured) which may help.
When I would go in for my sessions, I was always excited to pick an intention. Sometimes I would just want to completely clear my mind and relax. Other times, I’d think of a problem I could work out or an idea that I could expand. That’s the whole point of the tank – all of your senses are deprived, so there is nothing to distract you. It’s just you and your mind, uninterrupted.
Often times, especially in the large tank, I would just pretend I was in space, and let my mind completely wander. It quite literally feels like you’re floating in space and it seems like your body is like rubber. It’s so hard to explain but when you’re in the tank, try to move your arms and your feet in the same direction, like you’re folding in half sideways – it’s such a wild sensation!
Float tanks have been dubbed as “portals into the swirling depths of the psyche.” I’d have to agree. How often are we truly conscious with our Selves in silence for extended periods of time??
Some of the many benefits of floating:
- Reduced physical tension and pain
- Soft and rejuvenated skin
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Improved sleep quality – my dreams are always so vivid after floating!
- Creativity and problem-solving
- Increased self-awareness
- Deep relaxation and inner peace
- Increased theta waves
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
ON A PERSONAL NOTE
Hi lovely spirits! Going to keep this one short. Absolutely wonderful and busy week, filled with love and fun. I’ve been proven this week multiple times that everything is happening in divine timing and MAGIC IS REAL! Amazing things on the way – and even with some challenges, I choose to trust and stay in the flow.
Heading on my monthly visa run tomorrow – isn’t it funny that going to another country is like running an errand for me these days?? 😂
Love you all. Have a magical week!
You are magic. ✨
Welcome, I’m Andrea!
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