I'm floating for the first time this weekend. Does anyone have any tips/tricks/recommendations for me?
@zach (suggestion) try to do 2 20 minute meditations every day leading up to it. Was really helpful for me :)
@zach Being familiar with meditation is key. Also, on a practical level, do your best not to wipe your eyes or get your face wet. The saltwater stings a lot and takes away from the experience.
It’s normal to take a while getting the hang of things and finding your “balance”. Experiment with different positions (arms beside, arms above).
@zach During my first time, the silence was excruciating. My brain was not used to being that still for that long so you might experience something similar. It took me about 3 or 4 floats until I could sustain a meditative state for longer than 10-20 minutes. The feeling of dissolving into the water and losing sense of my body would make me panic and rip me out of the experience at first but slowly you learn to surrender.
Hope your first experience goes well! :) ✌🏼
@zachallann Thanks for the insight. Did you have any meditation practice before your first float?
@zach A little bit. Just the basics. It’s different meditating in a soundless, pitch- black void of emptiness though 😂
@zach The most notable thing I experienced (especially the first couple sessions), is, within the stillness and level of quiet in the tank, I noticed that my thoughts became REALLY loud. It’s like the volume dial inside my head got turned way up. That was a big moment of realization for me because I realized that our minds are these vast, swirling oceans of endless thought but most of us never get quiet enough to hear any of it. I think floating is an incredible method to get quiet!
@zachallann lol yeah, I didn't think about how that would make it different.
Well Saturday should be a very interesting experience.
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