Updated: May 5
We all have moments where we feel stressed, anxious, or just plain overwhelmed. If you're looking for a way to relax and find some inner peace, you may want to try meditation. Meditation has many benefits, including reducing stress, improving focus, and increasing self-awareness.
One type of meditation that can be especially helpful in reaching deeper states of bliss is float tank meditation. Float tank meditation is a form of mindfulness meditation that is done in a sensory deprivation suite, also known as a float tank. The float tank is filled with water that has been saturated with Epsom salt, which allows you to float effortlessly on the surface. The suite is also soundproof and dark, which creates an environment that is free from distractions. This allows you to focus solely on your breath and achieve a deeper state of meditation.
If you're new to meditation, it can be helpful to have a guided meditation. Below is a short guided meditation that you can use during your float tank session. Once you've finished the guided meditation, take some time to journal about your experience. What did you notice during the meditation? How did you feel afterwards?
Guided Meditation for Float Tank Meditation
Find a comfortable position in the float tank. You may want to lie down on your back and use the float halo neck pillow to extend your spine. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths in and out through your nose.
As you breathe, focus your attention on your breath moving in and out of your body. Notice the sensation of the air moving through your nostrils and into your lungs. Listen to the sound of your breath as it moves in and out of your body.
Allow yourself to simply be with the sensation of breathing. If thoughts arise, simply observe them without judgement and then return your focus to your breath.
Continue focusing on your breath for 5-10 minutes or however long feels comfortable for you. Allow yourself to surrender to the full 60 minute experience. When you're ready, slowly open your eyes and take a few deep breaths before getting up from the float tank.
Meditation has many benefits, including reducing stress, improving focus, and increasing self-awareness. If you're looking for a way to relax and find some inner peace, float tank meditation may be perfect for you. With its ability to help you reach deeper states of bliss, float tank meditation is an excellent way to add mindfulness into your life.