Many people I talk to have never heard of a float tank, some have but don't really know what it is all about. I found out about them a few years ago
from Joe Rogan, and decided to do more research.
What I found out was pretty interesting, the tank is large enough to lay down inside, is pitch black, sound proof, the water is heated to 94
degrees(same temp as the skin), and there is 10 inches of water containing 800 pounds of epsom salt that you float on. What all these things do is
simulate a zero gravity non sensory environment.
What this means for you is that your mind has nothing to compute, no gravity to account for, no reality to decode. So when there is no without, you
eventually go within, and that is where the magic happens. There is something there waiting for you, an intelligence indistinguishable from your own,
but somehow bigger and more expansive than you. This intelligence is pure thought, without the characteristics of mind thought(mind chatter). You can
evaluate things in your life with a fresh perspective, if you are a writer and have writer's block you will have no problems creatively, if you are
having relationship issues you will have the solutions come to you without the emotional baggage and ego that often gets in the way.
When first explaining the tank to people there is a instinctual fear of getting into a dark tank that resembles a coffin. It is imperative that you
don't let that stop you from trying it out, it is actually the opposite feeling once in the tank, it is akin to being back in the womb, very warm and
It is my belief that the isolation tank can be used to commune with source energy, this is a bold statement I know, but I have experienced it and it
was awesome. I would often spend several hours at a time inside the float tank, and at times when in a perfectly relaxed state(the zone) I would have
an experience of a white light inside my head getting brighter and brighter, at the same time as the light got brighter I would have a feeling of
ecstasy that would rise. Being inexperienced in these things my mind would kick in to try to make sense with what the hell is going on, and that is
when the light would go away, along with the ecstatic feelings.
I could talk about float tanks all day and how they are good for so many other things too, but for the sake of brevity I will add some links for those
who want to know more. I will end it by saying that I think float tanks can change your life, in fact I think if more people used float tanks we would
have an awakening of indescribable proportions.
Great thread. I have read a lot about float tanks and have always wanted to try one. I think instead of a jacuzzi or sauna at the house, this would
be something that would be a great alternative to build personally. I can only imagine what the world would be like in my head with absolutely no
Epsom salt will only affect hair that has recently been permed or colored(within 48 hours). I never had issues with the salt damaging my hair,
washing your hair after the float doesn't allow the salt to dry it out.
I have an irrational fear of float tanks from watching the Matrix too many times. Although my brother doesn't have that - he just did a 60 minute
float tank session (his first time) and he really loved it. He said that he would probably do it again.. although it is sort of a luxury item for him.
I agree they are expensive, I think float tanks are still relatively unknown and there is a small audience for them. As more people show interest,
hopefully more companies will start making them and the prices will come down.
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