Floating and Your Brain, Part I: Theta Waves

Nothing is more fascinating than the human brain. It possesses a capacity to learn and grow that cannot be duplicated – even by the most complex computer. If a person could spend an hour observing a human brain during a floating session in an isolation tank, they would witness firsthand just how much that brain is capable of changing and adapting to its environment.

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Floating in an isolation tank promotes relaxation. The effects are immediately felt throughout the body. Muscles relax. Blood pressure drops. Breathing becomes less labored.

In these relaxed moments, the brain generates alpha waves and theta waves. It feels like a door is opening and letting our creative side enter. Theta waves promote vivid memories, creativity, inspiration and a feeling of serenity. This state is commonly experienced by the average person just before they drift into a deep sleep.

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It feels different for a floater. They remain awake even while  they experiencing waves of theta waves. The floater remains aware of all the images and thoughts passing through their mind. Their brain continues to produce an abundance of theta waves for several weeks after a floating session. For a person who participates in regular floating sessions, theta waves can boost their creativity long after they exit the isolation tank.

This offers insight into why floaters love spending time in a flotation tank so much. Feeling more creative energies surging through your body can make it easier to find solutions to problems and deal with the pressures of everyday life.


Did you enjoy this post? This is the first article in a three-part series. Click here to read Floating and Your Brain, Part 2: Left Brain vs. Right Brain

Posted on June 28, 2013 and filed under Floating Benefits.