Joe Rogan on deprivation tank experience
If any of you (probably most of you) haven’t tried an isolation chamber, you really have to give it a shot someday.
It just separates your mind from your problems, and lets you look at things from a much more objective place. It’s literally like a seminar on your life that your mind hosts for you.
I figured out so much problems that’s been bothering me lately.
And you climb out of it feeling 10 times better than when you went in.
Your body feels invigorated, and your muscles feel relaxed and loose.
Most importantly though, it frees your mind. It’s really hard to describe.
It just takes you to the middle of space and opens your mind with wisdom.
It’s really, really amazing. There’s no other environment like it in the world. You lay in this tank of total darkness, total silence, and float in this salty solution that’s the exact same temperature as your skin.
After about 15 minutes, you can’t figure out where the water begins and air ends, and that’s when you just feel like you’re floating in space.
Total sensory deprivation, and your mind just goes wild.
Benefits of flotation
Dr. Weissman talks about the benefits he has seen throughout his 25+ years of floating.
- Healing his body
- Improving performance with sports
- Enhancing creativity for arts
- Reducing stress level
- Improving sleep patterns
- and just connecting to himself on a deeper level.
Flotation therapy is such a simple idea that some of the benefits seem too good to be true. But they are real and scientific research has validated the health giving and performance enhancing effects.
It is well known that relaxing sleep in bed is essential to good health and often the best way to recover from stress and illness. Our bodies have amazing powers of recuperation and we just need the chance to relax to let these powers work.
Floating is even more relaxing. The deep relaxation state achieved allows the body to recover from stress. Pain is relieved. Blood flow is stimulated through all the tissues, natural endorphins are released, the brain gives out alpha waves associated with relaxation and meditation. It feels good.
What does it feel like? Why do people do it?
Floatation refers to the sense of weightlessness achieved during a session and the feelings of profound relaxation, bliss and well-being resulting from this experience. For many people it is simply the most effective and incredible means of stress relief and relaxation available.
Floating is more than just relaxation. Floatation can be very therapeutic, and floatation therapy is internationally accepted as a treatment for a wide range of ailments and conditions. Over five decades of scientific research and clinical and anecdotal evidence demonstrates that the floatation tank is an important modern health and wellness tool.
How does it work?
It is easy to float, and no special training is required. You simply rest effortlessly on your back in a warm water solution of Epsom salt, a natural compound which for centuries has been associated with maintaining good health by restoring depleted minerals in the body.
While floating, the body and mind are freed from the everyday stress of gravity and shielded from distractions such as light, noise and movement. Most people are unaware of how stressful gravity is on the body and how important it is to take a long break from the daily routine. Floating is the ultimate break which restores energy safely in the body. And it gives you a special liberating feeling that you can experience anywhere else. It is an experience of complete calm and tranquility, as if you were floating in outer space or in the heavens.
Is this for me?
People of all ages and walks of life enjoy the experience equally.
If you like to relax and have amazing, blissful experiences then you will like floating. The feeling of weightlessness on water is unique.
So where did these crazy tanks come from? Did we invent them? Yes. Well, no. What actually happened is that in 1954 a neuroscientist named John C. Lilly needed to eliminate incoming sensory information to create a control group for his experiments.
He ended up discovering that sensory deprivation has a load of benefits that far superseded whatever wild experiments he was doing.
By the 1970’s, the tank’s design had evolved from Lilly’s original laboratory chambers to the comfortable commercial tanks that we have now. This means you’re not submerged in the water with air tubes, you don’t have to wear a diver’s helmet with a black faceplate, and you don’t have to have experiments run on you.
Free your mind and body from all external stimulation…
Let your anxieties and stress simply drift away…