who benefits from floating

Floating and Yoga

Millions of people around the world have embraced yoga as a method for finding unity between the body, mind and spirit. Both intense and light yoga routines offer immense benefits to your physical body — stretching and strengthening muscles — as well as your mind. For many yogis, entering a deep state of mediation is the ultimate goal and is often introduced as part of the cool-down period of a yoga class.

But what if you could enhance your experience at every yoga class and build a routine that takes you deeper into a meditative state than ever before?

A floating session is similar to a yoga routine in the way it connects your body and mind, creating profound relaxation throughout your system which in turn provides your brain the conditions it needs to enter a more focused state of consciousness. Yoga and floating go-hand-in-hand for a more balanced life.

Consider how 7 of the 8 limbs of yoga (everything except the Asanas which is the physical act of yoga) directly connect and are enhanced by a strong floating practice:

1. Yama: Focusing on your own behaviour to develop a personal or universal moral code of ethics. The Golden Rule is an example.

2. Niyama: Training yourself to have a consistent and thorough practice. Meditation, making a habit of taking contemplative walks, and even prayer are examples.

3. Asana: Developing the habit of engaging in physical yoga routines, poses, etc.

4. Pranayama: Controlling your breathe to align your body and mind.

5. Pratayahara: Turning your focus inward and putting external stimuli out of your mind.

6. Dharana: Slowing your mind by focusing on a single object in preparation for deep meditation.

7. Dhyana: Reaching a deep meditative state where concentration is uninterrupted and our perception of the world around us broadens.

8. Samadhi: The final limb, this state creates a sense of ecstasy where you can transcend the self, connect with greater universal elements, and achieve deep peace within yourself.

Your session in a float pod is not the exact same as a session in the yoga studio. In both you work towards creating balance between your body and mind, finding greater mental focus and deep physical relaxation.

But after you enter a float pod, all you need to do is lie back and…. just breathe.

 

 

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