Yesterday I floated in pure darkness in a SENSORY DEPRIVATION TANK for 100 minutes in water and Epsom salts. Lots of Epsom salts. It was an interesting experience.
I was all fidgety at first. I centered myself in the tank so my toes and fingers didn’t hit the side. To help me get settled, I was working on pacing my breathing. It took me about 15 minutes to get used to being in the tank.
It was a weird feeling to be floating in water. When I was able to relax, I had a weightless feeling. I couldn’t feel my body. I was left with my thoughts. No distractions.
I know I dozed off at least once. I dreamt of a ferris wheel with an ape hang dropping from one car to the next. Must be because I watched the Planet of the Apes movie the other day
As when I meditate, the mind was bouncing from thought to thought.
The lady warned me that I may find some discomfort in my neck. The fact that she pointed it out made me think about it more. There were a bunch of times I had to put my hands behind my neck to relieve the tension. I also had a couple stretches in the tank. Flexing my arms and legs, making sure not to get the water in my eyes.
I remember being thirsty and thinking about what I was going to eat when I hop out of tank. Always thinking about food
As expected, I totally lost sense of time. At the 100 minute mark, I heard a knock on the door, and it was time to hop out.
Walking out of the facility, I felt refreshed and energized. I then sat in a park for 30 minutes, drank a bunch of water, had a snack, and journaled about the experience.
Like anything, I’m sure the more I do it, the easier it will be for me to relax and get more benefit from it.
Listen to what Joe Rogan has to say about Sensory Deprivation Tanks…