Have you heard of floating?
People all across North America are opening centres and starting to float as a way to disconnect from the constant demands on our mind, body and senses. The benefits and experiences from floating can range from increasing creativity to deepening meditation, refreshing the mind and helping to heal the body, relieving anxiety and reducing stress.
It’s an incredible practice that involves lying down into the water of a float tank, pod or cabin without any light, sound or sensory input whatsoever. The water itself is filled with dissolved Epsom salts that allow you to float, helping to enhance your experience.
The practice is quickly gaining popularity and people across the globe are taking to social media to share their experiences using the hashtag #WhyWeFloat.
#WhyWeFloat is a campaign to share the personal and powerful stories of the thousands of people around the world who float. Use the hashtag to tell your story, promote floating and enter to win a trip for two to Kauai, Hawaii.
Read stories from #WhyWeFloat to see how it’s benefitted others.
My first float today at @truerestfloatspa Tempe location! Wow, wow,wow. I have been very open with my journey of searching for answers the past year, being recently diagnosed with Lyme Disease and starting treatment 4 weeks ago. It's been a struggle both physically and mentally. I didn't know if I remembered what it feels like to just be me. Today, during my float I was able to quiet my mind and not think of pills and treatments and pain and symptoms and what ifs. I could physically feel my pain lessen over the span of 60 minutes. When I emerged after that glorious hour I started crying as I got dressed because for the first time in weeks, I felt a little more like myself. Words cannot express how happy and relieved I am to now be a member at True Rest! #whywefloat #truerest #positivevibes #meditation #healing #lymedisease #lymeawarness #focusonthegood
There are so many reasons why floating at the @float_house has been one of the best decisions I've ever made for my health, sense of well being, and productivity. One of my favourite reasons is getting to share the experience with my wife. We each go into identical tanks but come out with vastly different experiences. By sharing our floating stories, we get to learn more about each other and all the fascinating revelations that can happen to a person when they surrender to nothingness. #WhyWeFloat
To enter to win a trip for two to Kauai, Hawaii for six nights, do at least one of the following:
1. Post a photo or video on Instagram or Twitter (1 entry) that tells your float story using the hashtag #WhyWeFloat. You will be automatically entered.
2. Share the campaign, your story and refer your friends (3 entries) at www.whywefloat.com to receive additional entries and increase your chances of winning the trip to Hawaii!
3. Entries are also accepted through Facebook and Youtube. To find out more visit www.whywefloat.com.
Contest entries will be accepted from time and date of publishing until 5:00 p.m. PST on Monday, November 23, 2015. One winner will be chosen by a panel of judges that best expresses the theme #WhyWeFloat and contacted through email or the platform they enter by.
Click here to see more stories of how floating can benefit you and tell your own story to enter the contest. You can use the promo code “recovery” at Float House to get 20% off a single float.