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
Folks at Waikato University recently took a closer look at Float Tanks & how they might improve your athletic performance + help muscle recovery (Flotation-restricted environmental stimulation therapy improves sleep and performance recovery in athletes). In this small study, they compared floating to passive recovery. They found Floating had a positive impact on: muscle recovery […]Read more
I first introduced floatation and meditation into my life a few years ago, and have watched myself progress through many personal lessons and developments. I have seen radical shifts in my mood, my emotional intelligence and general awareness, and a lot of this I owe to the insights and serenity I have been able to […]Read more
So I’ve had quite a few floats now and I’ve noticed that each one is a little different, ranging from “supreme out of this world” relaxation, to my coveted “didn’t know I knew the answer to that” productivity, and everything in between. Sometimes a float session will help me out of a creative slump, other times it will […]Read more