*based on a regular floating schedule (once every 1-4 weeks).
1. It’s more of a mental experience
Most of us don’t think about it, but we need to learn to relax. The first float is frustrating at first – we are distracted by the slightest neck ache, or a tiny cut. It takes practise, technique, and awareness to completely relax your body. And if you can’t do that, you will not get to the mental side of things.
With practice, you can get into a comfortable position almost immediately. No more knocking into the edges of the pod. It’s much easier to stay in one place throughout your float. Less movement, more familiarity, so you can go deeper into the inner experience.
2. Meditation is more effective
Floating complements and can enhance your meditation practice.
Many find meditation frustrating because we don’t know what we’re aiming to feel. In the pod, free of distraction, you experience the state of mind that long periods of meditation induce. This gives you a reference point and therefore the patience to train your mind to get there outside of the pod.
3. You’re more in tune with your inner workings
As you float, you become hyper aware of your body. Feel your muscles relaxing one by one. Find the spots where tension is being held. Tune in to your breath patterns.
This makes you more mindful of how your psychological state, social interactions, or environments make you feel physically. Outside of the pod, you are able to recognise and address stressful feelings better.
4. You know your favourite routine
By now, you know your preferred days, timings, and before-after sequence. It’s part of your routine, no different from going to the gym.
5. Yet it’s different every time
You know not to seek to repeat your most memorable experiences. They’ll come when you least expect it.
6. It’s not about how long you float
A 60-minute session can yield useful insights just as well as a 90-min session. It depends on your current state of mind and your intention; you go with what feels right to you.
7. You can summon the good vibes anytime, anywhere
On a stressful day, you can close your eyes and picture yourself in the calmness of a float.
Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.
— Eckhart Tolle