Going green does not need to be limited to physical actions alone. Recycling cuts down on garbage. Riding a bicycle to work instead of driving your car reduces dangerous emissions. These things are just a beginning to being at one with the environment. You need to be green on the inside before you are green on the outside. Attitude directs behavior. A person must gain a concern for their environment in their hearts to motivate themselves to protect it in their own portion of the world. Where does floating fit into this picture? Spending time in an isolation tank can foster this fundamental shift inside our brains. Floating gives us time to reflect. Our thoughts are revealed as we delve deeper in the subconscious mind. It is like peeling off a new layer on an onion and discarding the old layer. We see what really matters to us. And we get a better perspective on what is important on a universal scale. When people float, it inspires them to cast away stress and fear. They embrace a more relaxed attitude. They are more calm in the face of problems and produce solutions that help themselves and others. Creativity and optimism come alive in this mental environment. People work to improve their lives and the lives of others. They care about the future and the selfishness of the present no longer seems as important as it once did. Taking care of the environment is a natural outgrowth of these new attitudes and desires. A healthier planet begins with a healthier human race. Floating can help people take those first few steps forward in the right direction.
Frequent floating in an isolation tank does a body good. The feeling of peace and serenity you feel during each session is unparalleled. It isn’t practical to live in an isolation tank though. Regular floating sessions carry a time limit and the effects wear off eventually. So what do you do if you need a pick-me up in-between sessions? How do you recapture those positive feelings in moment where the pressures of everyday life seem to be a little overwhelming? The short answer is you find ways to recreate the floating experience outside the isolation tank. It isn’t likely you can schedule a floating session each day, but that does not mean you need to undo all of the progress you made in those sessions. At the end of a tough day, for example, you can retire to bed a half-hour before your usual sleep time. Floaters reduce stress when they lie peacefully in the salt water and let their body relax as it floats on the water’s surface. You can replicate that experience to a degree by lying in your bed, blocking out noise and light as much as possible and meditating like you are lying in the tank. The weightlessness of floating is not there, but it can help you center your thoughts and feel more at peace. Thinking about your last session can also be helpful. In a stressful moment, just take a couple of minutes and think back to the isolation tank. Recall the peace and serenity you felt. Think about images that passed through your mind. It can give clarity to the moment and help you realize the problems in front of you are not so insurmountable after all. It can help calm the storms of life and supercharge you with new found energy. These techniques are meant to be quick fixes until your next floating session. It is a turbulent world – full of stress, heartache, responsibility and fear. That’s why you should always make spending time in an isolation tank a priority. It is the best cure for keeping the daily grind from grinding you down.
Floating in an isolation tank can be compared to watching snowflakes in a snowstorm. It is common knowledge that no two snowflakes are alike. The same principle holds true with floating. No two people share identical experiences in an isolation tank. That doesn’t mean that floating sessions don’t share a few common characteristics. Floating can be broken into two categories: passive floating and active floating. Passive floating doesn’t require much from the floater. Once a person enters into an isolation tank and commits to passive floating, they simply relax and empty their mind. No thoughts. No emotions. They are simply in a state of peace. They know nothing but deep calm as their bodies float atop the soothing water. Active floating is a whole different animal. An active floater can use multiple techniques to achieve some sort of therapeutic goal while inside an isolation tank. The main idea behind active floating is that when the body enters a relaxed state, the mind becomes more open to suggestion. A floater can take control of their subconscious mind and plant suggestions and directions that do anything from helping their body heal from an injury to curbing an addiction. There is no correct approach to floating. Active floating and passive floating both offer benefits to a person looking to give their body a rest from the outside world.
Can floating in an isolation tank make you smarter? It’s a valid question to ask. Floating is an activity that does so much good in so many other areas. Why wouldn’t increased brain power be one of the side effects of regular sessions in a floatation tank? The answer is a simple one. You can become smarter from floating. Why? The biggest reason is that floating unlocks your natural intelligence. When you get inside the tank and shut off the outside world, you allow your mind the rare opportunity to be free. A healthy brain given free reign will do what a healthy brain does best. It will think. It will create solutions to problems. It will provide answers to questions. Our brain is designed to operate like this all of the time. The problem is the outside world. When the stress and pressure of everyday life greets us as soon as we wake until we go to sleep, it can overwhelm our minds. That negative energy can cause our brain to focus on the most immediate task at hand at the expense of learning and growing in a healthy way. We have all been told that a mind is a terrible thing to waste. Regular floating sessions will help a person to avoid making that mistake. Your brain needs a vacation from the outside world just as much as your body does. How we feel physically is tied directly to how we feel mentally. When we give our brains a chance to recharge and refocus through floating in an isolation tank, it means we are doing everything we can to take care of our mental health.
Education is not the only avenue to building brain power. Meditation offers a hidden way of unlocking your mind and promoting a greater flow of creative juices. It makes perfect sense when you think about it. Our minds work best when our bodies are in a calm and relaxed state. We can pay closer attention to new ideas and concepts flooding our mind and we can find solutions to problems that might not have occurred to us in a noisy and stressful environment. Studies done on people who frequent isolation tanks show some impressive results. Their mental abilities are enhanced in every aspect. Creativity increases. Problem solving skills become enhanced. Awareness is made more acute. Time in an isolation tank or flotation tank boosts learning skills. It helps a person visualize things more clearly and promotes patience so they can meditate to find the right answer. The entire learning process becomes accelerated. All of this means positive things on an emotional level. Such a person becomes more motivated to do the things that will better their life. Depression, anxiety and fear no longer become roadblocks that halt progress. A person with enhanced brain power feels more alive than most people around them because they have freed themselves from the shackles holding down their mind. Do your brain a favor and spend some time in an isolation tank. It will mean happier days ahead.