How the sensory deprivation tank works is not a mystery, it is actually quite the opposite that even a 3rd grader would be able to comprehend its mechanics with a little bit of concentration.
Our brain is constantly bombarded by external stimuli, sight, sound, smell, temperature and constant gravity. Our brain has to constantly send information back and forth about how much force is needed to lift things due to gravity, how much force is needed for us to stand up straight or keep upright, we are also subjected to reactions based on sound, sight and smell which pretty much keeps our mind completely tied up, to an extent where it is not able to focus on other internal functions that are crucial for our well being.
Now, what the sensory deprivation tank or sensory deprivation tank does is, it removes all these external stimuli, including gravity, therefore all the resources associated with not only sight, sound, smell and temperature are freed up, but also gravity which leaves the brain with an enormous amount of resources at its disposal.
With nothing much else to do, what happens is our brain starts to focus on what’s going on inside us even more diligently and acts on irregularities that it might have missed before, adjusting our biological patterns along the way and fine tuning our organs to function optimally.
Now that, that has been explained, just to go a little further, when an individual floats in these magnesium rich Epsom salt solutions, he or she is also basically relieving stress not only mentally, but also physically as the constant stress on the human body caused by gravity is also removed when the individual is floating in an sensory deprivation tank which actually removes the weight off our bones, joints and as well as our muscles allowing them to rest and take stock.
This actually increases the efficiency of the human body’s entire organic construct that leads to the enhanced blood circulation which in turn leaves the individual in a better state of not only physical, but also mental health. It is also due to this reason that floatation pods are popular among high performance athletes as sensory deprivation tanks enable athletes to achieve the Theta state brain wavelength which gives them the ability to visualise their performances.
When athletes visualise their performances they become more focused on the actual track and this focus gives them the advantage over their rivals.
Floatation is akin to meditation as it is basically an activity much like yoga that induces the brain into a calm state and function at a lower wavelength. However, while meditation takes years to perfect, the sensory deprivation tank allows individuals who have no prior experience in meditation to achieve this state of mind inside an hour.
According to research just 1 hour to 1.5 hours in a sensory deprivation tank allows our brain to reorganise our entire body’s biological mechanics and therefore floating twice a week would actually keep the average individual in prime physical and mental health.
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