TIPS FOR FLOATING – PART 2
HYDRATION FOR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL PREPARATION
This is the second article in a three part series aimed at teaching you how to improve your floatation practice. Each article contains one simple tip that you can put into action today, providing you with benefits both now and in the future
The use of floatation tanks has been linked to many health benefits, including those related to:
- Stress relief
- Improved blood pressure
- Relief from aches and pains after exercise
- Clarity and improved mental function
- Improved mood
- Improved sleep quality
- Increased creativity
- And much, much more!
Although, you need to take a proactive and conscious approach towards your practice to ensure you’re getting the most out of each and every float.
The following tip will help you increase the potential benefits and progress associated with float tank therapy.
Hydration – Hydrate Early and Avoid Stimulants
Proper hydration is responsible for a number of healthy functions within our body. Hydration ensures we have the potential to perform and think optimally.
Floatation practice is no different in this regard. Making sure you are properly hydrated before each session will enable your body and your mind to reach the desired mental and physical states.
It is important to note that you should aim to hydrate early and avoid excessive consumption of liquids within the hour before your float. The last thing you want to do is have your practice interrupted by urgent toilet breaks.
At all costs avoid stimulants like coffee, chocolate and teas in the hours before entering the tank. As floatation is a tool for practising mindfulness, you will find that stimulants only promote the activity of the mind and prevent any chance you have at achieving a state of calm.
You may feel thirsty after your session is complete; this is normal, as the floatation tank not only works to detox your mind but your system as well. Make sure you are regularly sipping on water after your session to enable the benefits to persist long after leaving the tank.