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3 TIPS TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR FLOAT – PART 3

TIPS FOR FLOATING – PART 3

CONSISTENCY WILL COMPOUND YOUR RESULTS

This is the third 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

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3 TIPS TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR FLOAT – PART 2

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

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3 TIPS TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR FLOAT – PART 1

TIPS FOR FLOATING – PART 1

MEDITATION AND FLOAT TANK THERAPY

This is the first 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

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Should you float when Sick with a Head Cold

Should you float when sick with a Cold?

My name is Ben, and I have dubbed myself as a ‘Float Guide’.  I work at Float Life on the Gold Coast and float semi-frequently. A little under a week ago I found my self preparing for a float as usual, only this time I was feeling a little sick. Nose and ears feeling more blocked than Brisbane traffic at 5pm. Sharp pains surging from the inside of my head and I wondered “Is this really a good idea?”. With floating in a sensory deprivation tank proven to help with nearly everything which ails you,  I set sail on my journey.

I quickly settled into my preferred tank and immediately focused on my breathing. Surprising how my sinus cleared and I was able to breath again through my nose. I hadn’t been able to all day but I guess positioned on my back breathing in the salty humid air did the trick. The more I breathed the more relaxed I was feeling. My headache stopped banging away, began to leave my body.

When my time was up, I exited the tank and poured myself a nice glass of Lemon Myrtle tea. Instantly I am feeling more energised, positive and ready to get on with the day. No longer blocked up, lethargic and longing for bed. It amazes me every time how an hour floating alleviates my fatigue.

Seeing in High Def

What came next completely blew me away. Many of you experienced floaters will relate. My transition lounging in the Retreat of the centre to outside into the world, was like I had been seeing the world through VHS all my life but now I see in High Definition.

Overall floating while sick worked really well for me. It made me see things a lot more clearly and definitely gave the positive energy I needed to get well again.

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The Left Brain Right Brain Explanation

Left Brain Right Brain Explanation

The two hemispheres of our brain, simultaneously run two separate races. On completely different race tracks.

Michael Hutchison wrote in The Book of Floating. The categories are often referred to as the Seven Theories of FloatingThe Left Brain Right Brain Explanation is the Third Theory.

The left hemisphere of the brain is all about the detail and the specifics. It processes information is organised and analytical.

The right hemisphere on the other hand, is all about the broader outlook. Putting all the pieces together through pattern recognition and quickly absorbing large scale information.

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Yoga V Float Therapy

Yoga is cool, trendy and part of a mainstream relaxation and health culture that is booming right now.
Floating is viewed as new, alternative, a little strange at first. You are naked and lay in what?
Let’s agree that Floating doesn’t come close at first glance. Consider the following;

Mental Hurricane to Relaxation in 60 minutes 
“ The average person lives in a mental hurricane, with a mind so turbulent that the usual concentration span is only six seconds! Most people live in a storm of ideas: constructive thoughts war against biases, superstitions, fantasies, unremitting memories, dreads, doubts, and occasional frustrating emptiness.

People become so accustomed to the hurricane they think it’s normal! “
– Sri Ramakrishna

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Why Do People Float? The Joe Rogan Factor

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Because Joe Rogan Says so!

Why do people float? Of course there are literally as many different specific reasons as there are people, but there are some broad general groups of people: like athletes and general gym goers, artistic professionals, pregnant women, people with fibromyalgia and a plethora of other types of chronic pain, people who just want to try out and experience new things, people with anxiety and stress, people who do yoga, people who get dragged along by a friend, people who just want an hour to themselves, people who want to unlock unconscious thoughts, ideas or memories. Most people I think fit into more than one group or are on the fringes of any one group and I am not surprised by the appeal of floating for any group.

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The Brain Wave Explanation

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Over the past few weeks we’ve been looking at Michael Hutchison’s The Book of Floating: Exploring the Private Sea and specifically the theories of floating he discusses with their unique but inter-related benefits.

The Brain Wave explanation is one of the most fascinating and widely agreed upon in terms of measurable benefits of floating.

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The Anti-Gravity Explanation

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Gravity free environment is achievable

Unfortunately Gravity means the vast majority of us will never get to experience the total weightlessness of floating in space – unless we happen to have learned and mastered the art of lucid dreaming.

In Michael Hutchison’s book The Book of Floating: Exploring the Private Sea he discusses 7 theories of floating and their unique but inter-related benefits. The benefit of weightlessness, or anti gravity is arguably the category that has the most effect on the physical condition – our body. Floatation therapy has often been reported as having a profound effect on the relief and management of chronic pain and it is widely believed that the lack of gravity allows the joints and muscles to release the build up tension and ultimately begin to repair the source of the pain.

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