Floating / sensory deprivation - my experience

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  1. atatu

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    Tried an hour of floating/sensory deprivation today. Very interesting experience, I had some detailed memories of things that happened 30 years ago. I'm not sure if I was actually asleep or not. Very relaxed afterwards, I think I'll sleep well tonight.
     
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    We're you mediating or transe like hypnosis and which senses were deprived ?
     
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    So you are "floating" in a pod of body temperature salt water, it's in total darkness and silence (although that is optional, you can have music if you want). I think I was asleep at some point, hard to say. Very relaxing once you get used to it.
     
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    Yes we have them here in Sydney, the flotation tanks in a pod like structure. Will try to see what happens.
     
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    interesting... thought about doing these... but also figured i'd get bored/anxious and want to get the heck out of there...
     
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    I've subjecdted myself to the sensory deprivation thing quite a few times, most recently being during the Cilic-Edmund AO semifinal.
     
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    Is the tank closed with a glass top or totally open like a swimming pool?

    What happens if you feel like peeing?
     
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    It's closed, and the top is not glass, so it's totally dark when the top is closed, although there is a light inside you can turn on if necessary. Most places have a bathroom adjacent to the rooms where the pods are.
     
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    There is a place 5 mins from where I am! $45 an hour without a package deal.
     
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    The photos show the transparent top. Isn't it claustrophobic?
     
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    It might be transparent at the facility by you...the room should be pretty dark even with a transparent top. I never really felt claustrophobic honestly, knowing that I could turn on a light and lift the top at any time. It was completely dark, I couldn't tell if my eyes were open or closed. I don't even know if I feel asleep during my session or if I was just in some kind of dream like state. Like I said, it's a very unique experience. Maybe the floating helped.
     
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    Did they give some sort of scuba mask or snorkeling device to help you breathe?
    I sink in water...

     
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    The water is pumped so full of epsom salts that you'll float regardless of your BMI, I think. The place where I go gives you a head float because some people don't like getting water in their ears and if you get it in your eyes it does sting.
     
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