Creative geniuses like John Lennon, Kris Kristofferson, Peter Gabriel and Robin Williams understood the power of floatation to enhance their creativity and relaxation.
Floating slows down your brain wave patterns until your mind slips into the theta state that can only be achieved moments just before falling asleep and waking up, or during deep meditation – a state characterised by insights, inspiration, free association, vivid imagery and clear, creative thoughts. The release of endorphins enhances your feelings of euphoria and extreme wellbeing.
“I’m actually floating in only ten inches of heated water and I’m able to lie any way I please without submerging. Centring myself easily, I’m unaware of any walls. The freedom of near weightlessness is what feels best of all, though – a playfully pleasurable sensation. Now I know why astronauts on TV news reports are always smiling.” – Cosmopolitan
They say that worry is a misuse of your imagination. When you float, the total absence of sensation and stress frees up your mind’s ability to float free.
Cleopatra, Emperor Nero’s second wife Poppaea Sabina and even Napoleon’s sister Pauline Bonaparte enjoyed bathing in sour donkey’s milk, but for us mere mortals a good long soak in 500 kg of Epsom Salts at Auckland’s new floatation centre would not only be a more pleasant experience, but likely more beneficial too. Auckland’s new Float Culture […]Read more
Just this week I had my very first experience in a sensory deprivation tank. Here is why I decided to surrender myself to complete darkness, silence. I have noticed within the past couple of years, I’ve been living in a rather addictive behaviour of needing to be productive and active. My daily routine was composed […]Read more
In my first float I had no idea what to expect. I was a little apprehensive yet curious. As I got settled in the tank I quickly became confronted by fear. It arrived in the form of the darkness and unfamiliarity of the tank itself, but soon I realised that it was inside of me, […]Read more
Muscle pain, sleep disorder, anxiety, migraines, cognitive dysfunction and more are all symptoms experienced by sufferers of the debilitating rheumatic condition, fibromyalgia. Translated from the original greek, fibromyalgia means “muscle and connective tissue pain”, however both physical and psychological symptoms are experienced by those with the condition, an estimated 2-8% of the population. Doctors are […]Read more