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“The Shared Benefits of Yoga and Floatation”
Many of the ideologies behind Yoga practices, such as mindfulness, stress relief, and relaxation share common results with Floatation.
The holistic connections and real bene ts shared by these two activities are amazing. On the surface, Yoga and floatation may seem very different. One is a physical activity, the other is a passive denouncement of your senses. Yet the health benefits are rooted in what they both do to your brain. Your mind is where many physical ailments begin, and both of these activities tackle the root cause.
Below are some of the bene ts to combining your practice.
Without constant, external stimulations, saltwater floatation allows its users to fall asleep in a relaxed environment. Essentially, a person is learning how to pass out, isolated from stimuli. Like Yoga, relaxation is at the heart of this treatment.
As your brain learns to relax, you will experience deeper REM cycles and fall asleep faster.
One of the benefits of Yoga is found in techniques called pranayama. These are breathing tools that are thought to direct energy flow in the body. These respiratory techniques slow heart rates, improve blood pressure levels, and bring a sense of calm. Floatation chambers provide the same benefits. The weightlessness and reduced stress automatically improves breathing and blood flow. Both are also great at mitigating the problems that arise with asthma.
The amount of chronic physical pains that are improved through floatation therapy and Yoga are staggering. Yoga is great at strengthening muscles that weaken in a manageable way.Fitness, strength, and flexibility are all important to pain management, yet all three are severely compromised during long periods of chronic pain. Lying in bed or avoiding certain activities will cause muscles to tighten, or in extreme circumstances, atrophy.
There is a reason these techniques are being recommended by chiropractors for back pain and by physicians for arthritis.
Recent case studies have shown that the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia can be mitigated by floatation therapy. Some of the study participants went from bedridden pain, anxiety, and muscle soreness to cutting the overall pain by as much as 90%. In one particular case, a woman named Tina had tried a cocktail of unsuccessful treatments. She was on medications like diazepam, naproxen, and the terribly addictive, Fentanyl. Floatation therapy was the only treatment that worked for her.
Whether you are a practicing yogi searching for a deeper state of mindfulness or new to living in the moment, floatation therapy at Liquid Room can enhance your practice.
Contact us today to in your next float.
**Article sourced from The Floating Blog 11 May 2015