Mar 1st 2018 by Thehealthygamer • 14 Questions • 88 Points
My short bio:
I'm 31 and have been fascinated with the study of consciousness and altered states of consciousness for over a decade. I recently had the opportunity to float for 30 days in a row in sensory deprivation tanks at a float spa that my buddy opened up in town. It seems that everyone I talk to is quite interested in the float experience so feel free to ask me anything about floating!
I also made a documentary of my experience that is available free on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/d1_xV5bXv_k
My Proof: You can see that I occasionally post videos from my YouTube channel to reddit using this account. Here's a post I made a couple months back about my AT thru-hike video: https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/72trg4/in_2016_i_hiked_all_2189_miles_of_the_appalachian/
What was the length of time you floated each day? Any epiphanies while floating?
90 minutes everyday except for one night where we floated for 6 hours.
Oh sure. I had lots of insights while floating. Mostly personal so they're not worth sharing.
The float state is a really great place to problem solve. If you've been stewing over a problem for a while or trying to make a decision hop in the tank, get relaxed, bring your mind to the problem, and the answer will just be clear as day. I think this is because we have many different layers to ourselves that sometimes can be in conflict. For example your logical mind may tell you one thing while your heart may want something else. Getting in the tank clears away all the surface level layers and connects you to the deeper parts of yourself and I think it's those deeper parts of yourself that make the best decisions and know what's best. But that's just my theory.