It’s one of the most asked questions we get from people who have never tried floating before – “what’s it like?”
After three years of being open, and 20 years experience of sensory deprivation (we prefer to call it sensory enhancement, but that’s a different topic for a different blog post!) before that, it’s still hard to answer that question!
Floating is a unique and phenomenal tool to cultivate mental stillness. It often generates a sensation of being intensely awake yet extremely relaxed; presence. The question we are going to try and answer is why that is…
It’s all down to the frequency of brainwaves.
To all intents and purpose we live, thrive or survive in either ‘Alpha’ or ‘Beta’ state.
Beta brainwaves dominate our normal waking state of consciousness. Beta state is a ‘fast’ activity, present when we are alert, attentive, engaged in problem-solving, judgment, decision making, or focused mental activity.
Alpha is the resting state for the brain. Alpha waves aid overall mental coordination, calmness, alertness, mind/body integration and learning.
Floatation slows the brain even further, to ‘Theta’ state.
Theta state is our gateway to learning, memory, and intuition. Theta brainwaves occur most often in sleep but are also dominant in deep meditation. In theta, our senses are withdrawn from the external world and focused on signals originating from within.
Sensory deprivation can induce theta-state brainwaves and allows us to remain conscious in this frequency instead of falling asleep, therefore it could be said that Floating may also induce an altered state of consciousness. No wonder you feel so good after your session!
Want to channel your inner calm?
Want to experience a true, deep meditative state? (Floatation has been described by several of our clients as Meditation on steroids!)
Then what are you waiting for?
Call us now to book a session – 01785 747654, or click here to take more immediate action…