Over the past few weeks we’ve been looking at Michael Hutchison’s The Book of Floating: Exploring the Private Seaand 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.
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.
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?