“What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
What do Australian Olympic teams American football teams the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, the American baseball team Philadelphia Phillies, Olympic Gold medallist Carl Lewis, Ironman champion Peter Reid, and the United States and have in common?
They all use floatation tanks for visualisation, recuperation and rejuvenation.
“The AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) psychologists use float tanks for three main purposes: recuperation and rejuvenation, injury rehabilitation and neuro-muscular programming. The floatation tank represents a new dimension in sports training for the elite athlete.” – Former Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) head psychologist Jeff Bond, as reported in The Australian Doctor.
Widely accepted as a useful tool in sports medicine and performance psychology, floatation – when combined with regular training, nutrition and mental preparation – can help boost performance, stamina, speed, strength and co-ordination.
There are many studies showing the benefits of floating in an isolation tank on both mind and body, and I suggest you go do some research into these studies yourself. However, here are some interesting facts that I have found so far in my research on the effects of the flotation tank experience. Ok, let’s […]Read more
“When one or more senses are restricted, the sensitivity of the others senses is expanded.” – The Book of Floating by Michael Hutchison The floatation tank makes use of this sensory deprivation effect to bring about a gentle, pleasant, controllable, and temporary shift in consciousness in anyone who floats. This shift in consciousness is healthy, […]Read more
Down a dusty side street in Central Auckland lies Float Culture, a sensory deprivation centre dedicated to physical relaxation and mid expansion. Alone in the dark I left my body. It was a directionless exit. More of an expansion in all directions. Perhaps influenced by having just read a copy of the Bhagavad Gita(forced upon […]Read more
In this video we talked to Kim, the founder of Little and Friday cafes and bakery here in Auckland. She talks about one of her favourite treats that strangely doesn’t come out of her kitchen.Read more