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
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 Seahe 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.