Meditation is a way of training the brain to relax. It’s a powerful tool for healing and a way to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. But it’s also a practice that takes time and dedication, much like exercise.
If you’ve been meditating for awhile, you know that meditation is all about stopping discursive thinking and entering the meditative mind. When you feel like you’ve achieved this, it’s a sure sign that you’re floating.
A big benefit of meditation is self-realization, which is when you realize who you really are and understand yourself better. This is because when your mind is still and quiet, you can see all of your thoughts, emotions, personality traits, and beliefs.
In the modern world, we are bombarded with a plethora of stimuli — news, social media, advertising, fear of illness, and more — which can make it hard to get into a calm and reflective state. A float tank, which is designed to shut off all visual, auditory, thermal, and gravitational stimulation, makes it easier for you to meditate in a safe and comfortable environment.
Floating puts the brain into a theta brainwave state, which is a slow activity state in the brain between beta and alpha brainwaves. This theta state is often associated with vivid imagery, clear thoughts, sudden insights, and creative inspirations, as well as feelings of happiness.
Floating also can help you learn to love yourself, which can lead to more positive relationships and stronger interactions with others. It can even lower blood pressure and reduce stress. Float therapy is also an effective way to treat chronic pain, and some believe it may help people recover from surgery.