Adee and I are headed to a Sensory Deprivation Tank (Float tank) this morning in Austin, and I just wanted to encourage you to try one out if you haven’t done so already.
A float tank is basically like a personal enclosed bath that is set to your body temperature and filled with salt so you float when you lay down in it. It is also pitch black, so there is literally no external sensory input. You’re stuck in your head!
The idea is that when you remove all of your physical senses, you can get into a deeply meditative state faster. You also can physically relax like you’ve never felt before.
Float tanks are the most restorative thing (mind and body) I’ve ever experienced. I will be more relaxed and mellow for days after a float. It feels like the equivalent of being in deep meditation.
I can’t recommend them highly enough. Most cities have them nowadays. Check it out, and please let me know your experience.