Floating in a sensory deprivation tank has powerful effects on a number of levels including the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. What is it that can claim to be so actively beneficial in a passive device? This question is responsible for a great deal of research taking place in numerous cities around the world. Much evidence from this research is able to be categorised into one of the following seven distinct, yet interrelated groups that Michael Hutchison wrote about in his book The Book of Floating. These categories are often referred to as the Seven Theories of Floating…read more
Sensory deprivation or perceptual isolation as defined by Wikipedia is the deliberate reduction or removal of stimuli from one or more of the senses. The term deprivation tends to bring negative associations to mind as it is a word that is mostly used to describe unwillingly going without something.
What is Lucid Dreaming?
In a very basic sense lucid dreaming is an awareness that you are dreaming, while in a dream. Now, that may not seem like such a big deal, but being conscious while dreaming has several implications. Firstly it means that you are more likely to remember the dream and make connections upon waking with what your subconscious may be trying to tell you, perhaps alert you to a person or behaviour that is damaging or show you the answer to a problem you’ve been facing. Secondly if you are conscious while dreaming, you have the opportunity to take control of your dream.
In our lives today, the expectations placed on us by family, employers, peer pressure and society in general, have all lead to increased stress. We work longer hours, to earn more money to pay the piper, all in an attempt to relieve the pressure. In turn we drink alcohol, caffeine, smoke, don’t eat or eat too much, at best not as healthily as we should. All this translates to too much stress on our bodies with too little time to rejuvenate and relax. There is little or no time at all allocated to gym time, fitness, meditation, massage or just general downtime which is proven to relieve our tension. Most of us are left with only sleep as a way to recharge our systems and yet still, we hardly meet the minimal requirement of 6-8 hours of sleep every day. There is therefore need to come up with ways and methods to relieve our physical, mental and spiritual selves of the built up stress and just allow our body and mind to recuperate.read more
10 Reasons To Use a Sensory Deprivation Tank as a way to Relax
Does the idea of floating away your stress sound good to you? A Sensory Deprivation Tank may not sound like it but read on as to why it is the best way to unwind.
Yes, it is possible with floatation therapy and it has been around for years. Based on the concept of sensory deprivation from decades ago, the health benefits alone mean people should do it every day. The science behind Float Therapy is solid, backed by decades of research. Also known as Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (or REST), this involves you getting inside a pitch-black float tank filled with salty water for a minimum of an hour. With no external stimuli; no light, no smell, no touch and no sound except for your own heartbeat, your brain is deprived of any input. The result is a meditation-like experience putting you in a state of being half-awake and half-asleep. This is what people who know mediation spend years striving for. Floating can get you there in 30 mins.
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Floatation Therapy and Creativity
Floatation therapy has been helping artists and creatives for decades. Floating is the secret weapon, which allows anyone to access their creative side. Inside the tank your left / right brain connection is stronger and opens up an entirely new way of thinking. For those that are already creative and able to access the right side of their brain the float tank is like a rocket ship for your creative juices. So what is really happening in there and how does your brain know what to do in there?read more