It was 2001 and I had just graduated from the 7th Grade. To celebrate, our school organized a four day Sailing Trip around Vancouver Island for the entire class. On a sunny Friday morning we all met in the Victoria Inner Harbor and boarded a massive sailboat which would be our home for the next few days. It was my first big sailing trip and I was so excited to be out on the ocean for a few days!
The great thing about floating it that it can be customized to your comfort level. For first timers we recommend that you first float with the light and music on during the float. You may also leave the door or float pod lid open as well.
Once you get comfortable with floating you may turn off the lights and music or leave them on. You may also stop by our Kensington or Marda Loop location and we can give you the tour so you can see just how large our pods and float rooms are! Usually people think that they will be floating in a small dark coffin like float tank. That’s not the case. Our float tanks are nice and spacious and not claustrophobic.
I was in my 20’s. It was Christmas Eve and we were celebrating the holidays as a family. My Mom decided to put on some old family videos of when my brothers and I were younger. We all dreaded the family videos but none the less we all sat there in the living room to please Mom. After a few minutes of watching myself, I must have been four years old at the time, I couldn’t help but wonder where this joyous, happy spirit went. As a kid I loved being the center of attention and constantly found myself in trouble for talking too much. One teacher was at a loss for how to handle my energy so she decided to take my chair away for the day. Of course this only made things worse so her next move was to put my desk in the hallway for a few days. That worked! I hated being isolated from the rest of the class so I begged to be let back in.
Floating is a very individual practice that you want to be consistent with but how often you float may depend on what you want to get out of it. There are many benefits that attract people to floating including stress relief, relaxation/meditation, chronic pain relief, enhancing overall wellbeing and improving sleep; depending on your reason for floating you may want to adjust how often you float. Again, there is no hard and fast rule when it comes to floating but here are some basic guidelines to help you get started.
This is a blog post written by Joe Rogan after having one of his most enlightening experiences in a float tank. Joe has such a unique perspective on life and has been one of the biggest advocates for floating and he often floats in his own float tank at his home in L.A. The full blog post can be found at www.joerogan.net
It’s 1:51am LA time as I write this, and as I sit at my desk my body is covered with the white, dried Epsom salts that are 800lbs thick in water of my isolation tank.
Go in with no expectations
A lot has been written on the internet about people’s floating experiences. No two peoples’ experiences are the same. Even my own floating experiences very from float to float. If you are really interested in floating and the potential benefits,I suggest floating 2-3 times within a few week period and really experience it for yourself. You will find that the more times you float the easier it is to relax and the deeper you can go.
I’m Daniel, a 32 year old born and raised Calgary. It’s a well-known fact that I’m an unconventional man, someone who’s been on the road less traveled for the majority of their time on earth. January 2015 marked a mile stone for my life. After being spurned by a wonderful lover, moving to a new home and shifting gears in my career I was left feeling like I didn’t know who I was anymore. Don’t get the wrong idea, I was still ambitious and surrounded by love but there was something amiss deep within my being. Intuitively I could sense that there was a problem. As it turns out FloatLife was the crux of me finding the solution to issues that went much deeper that I could have ever imagined.