Floatation therapy is a great way to relax and become more centered. Meditation while floating offers users a way to experience mindfulness and reconnect with yourself. This post will give readers tips to continue that connection and practice mindfulness in their everyday life. Bring the better health and improved mental clarity from your float session into all areas of your life.
What Is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness means living in the moment. One of the reasons floatation therapy is so beneficial is that it removes all external stimuli and allows you to just be. You aren’t rushing around stressed, you aren’t completing tasks on auto pilot. You’re relaxed, yet aware of everything around you. That feeling is the essence of mindfulness.
How to Embrace Mindfulness
Think ahead about everyday situations in which you will practice mindfulness. Here are a few situations you can use as reminders:
- The shower. Use your senses to experience your daily shower. Instead of rushing through to get on with your day, think about how the water feels as it washes over you. Enjoy the fragrance of the soap and shampoo. Hear the relaxing sound of water as it falls. Be aware of the sensations in different parts of your body.
- The weather. Soak in the conditions of the day. If it’s raining, notice how raindrops fall on grass and puddles. If the sun shines, feel it on your skin and note how it’s giving life to vegetation. Smell the trees and feel heat relaxing your shoulders.
- Your drive to work. Instead of driving on auto-pilot, be mindful of the feeling of the steering wheel beneath your fingers. Notice the responsiveness of your vehicle. Think about the emotions you feel as you approach your day. If there’s stress or excitement, find the cause. Notice other drivers on the road. How do they feel about the day ahead?
- Standing in line. Most people feel impatience. Instead of reaching for your phone or reading and re-reading magazine headlines, practice mindfulness. Think about your breathing, how the air feels going in and out of your lungs. Notice how you’re standing. Are your shoulders tight from a long day? Look at the people around you. What do you see on their faces?
- Meditating. When you got out of the floatation tank, you likely felt like you had just spent time meditating or sleeping. Cultivate that same feeling by learning to meditate.
Floatation therapy reduces stress, relieves muscle pain and brings health to both your body and mind. To find out more, contact Northwest Float Center today.