We are all running around doing so much each day, filling every minute and being accountable to everyone through a smartphone it is hard to remember the last time you had peace and quiet. Or the last time when you were still. And recall a time when you could think. We push ourselves to the limit until we can’t go further and then that is when we are forced to stop. It is either an injury or pure exhaustion that makes us slow the pace. It rarely makes us stop altogether because we are always in touch and constantly stimulated by outside influences.
There is a different way to approach the go, go, go life. And there is a better way to quiet the body and mind. To heal your body, you also need to heal your mind and spirit. When you go in a pod, a sensory deprivation tank, you are shut off from everything but your own thoughts.
When you float in a sensory deprivation tank, your body heals itself more effectively. The spine and muscles realign, the Epsom salts aid sore muscles, and the lack of sensation calms the mind. A float is the ultimate opportunity to relax, get relief from pain, and become more self-aware.
While Healing Waters is new to our little town, this is a practice that is in found all over the country. Check to see if you have one near your home. There are many ways to spend 90 minutes but I believe it is hard to compare the health benefits of other options with that time alone in a pod
So take the time for your mind, your body, and your overall health. When you turn off the outside world and listen only to yourself then you will find how much you missed that voice.