It’s been almost two and a half years since I first started floating and while at first, it was mostly to get over jet lag and research all the different float devices were out there, why I float has changed.
For many people when they first come, they’re curious, seeking something new. One common misconception is that you should float at night. While it’s great to do before you go to bed because it calms your parasympathetic nervous system (responsible for you to rest and digest), it’s not always the optimal time.
This year after having Mya, my reasons for floating have changed and sometimes change weekly. Sometimes I just need to recover from carrying her and being sleep deprived earlier on and other times I am just sore from teaching.
Since stepping back into creating more space in my schedule for private yoga clients, classes and yoga related events, I’ve been using the pods to help me focus on these ideas and tasks. For me, floating in the evening actually energizes me so that’s when I looked into how I could float during the day to best benefit my lifestyle and goals.
So, when do I float?
I book my float for the morning, it’s my first thing that I do when I leave home. Once I get to Float On, I journal the main things on my mind in no particular order, it’s a full on brainstorm of what I want to focus on, like what my next reset retreat weekend is going to look like and what I want to share.
Then I do 10 deep breaths sitting in the chair before I step in to shower and get into the pod. I will ask for the music to be off so I can focus. All my ideas are like a cloud and by the end of my hour in the pod, they’ve come together like a menu. As soon as I get out and shower, I write it all down.
The pod has become my thinking space as ironic as it may seem but before I get in, I always set an intention and then I let the session do the rest.
Happy floating and if you have any questions about how to use the pod, write to me!