Feeling stressed? Have back pain? Struggling with insomnia?
Try lying naked and face-up in a pitch-black tank of water at a temperature that matches your own skin — about 94 degrees Fahrenheit — with a higher concentrate of Epsom salt than the Dead Sea (up to 1,000 pounds). You see nothing. You hear nothing. You might feel nothing
Welcome to sensory deprivation — and if you’re looking for a way to meditate completely, both physically and mentally, this is it.
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This hydrotherapy process is also known as restricted environmental stimulation technique (REST), flotation therapy and isolation tank therapy. The practice has been around since the 1950s, but is now making a resurgence in modern meditation, partially due to testimonies from celebrities such as Fear Factor host Joe Rogan and former UFC fighter Pat Healy. Read more…
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