Yoga and float therapy are each beneficial, but, when combined, they can increase relaxation even further. Both practices relax your mind and body by releasing muscle tension and helping with meditation. When you participate in yoga and float therapy together, you can enhance your ability to practice meditation and yoga.
What is Yoga and Float Therapy?
Yoga is the practice of meditating and relaxing through exercises. It increases flexibility and reduces stress. Float therapy is also a form of relaxation. It helps you reach a meditative state and release theta waves, which lead to the ability to recharge and heal yourself.
Importance of Meditation in Yoga and Float Therapy
Meditation is essential for yoga and float therapy. When you meditate, you can reach a peaceful and mindful state, and you will be able to view life in a more positive way. There are several benefits of meditation:
- Calms the mind
- Increases concentration
- Heals and recharges the body
- Increases clarity
- Improves creativity
When you reach a meditative state, this is when the body can fully recharge and heal itself. Meditation helps with creativity and visualization, so this means that meditating regularly will assist in producing creative ideas.
How Floatation Tanks are the Perfect Environment for Meditation
Float therapy takes place inside a float room or a floatation tank, which is a pod filled with water and Epsom salt to help you float. The water matches your body temperature, so you won’t be able to tell the difference between the water and your body. There is the option to play music or you can choose silence. You can also decide if you want to have the light on or off.
Float therapy is the perfect place for meditation because you can reach alpha state much more quickly than if you were meditating on your own or through yoga. Alpha state is when the brain reaches a point where it sends lower-frequency brain waves, which are theta waves. These theta waves are associated with relaxation, which means the body will be able to heal and recharge itself.
In addition, when your body is floating and you are alone with no external stimulators to distract you, you are able to focus on yourself. It will be easy to focus on your breathing and to relax.
Float therapy is not a replacement for daily meditation; however, it is beneficial in complementing regular meditation. With yoga, regular meditation, and float therapy, you will be able to reach a meditative state more easily and your mind and body will be more relaxed.
Over time, your mental and physical health will improve and your life will have more positivity and creativity. Make an appointment with Northwest Float Center online, or call us at (232) 212-0360 to start experiencing the benefits of float therapy today.