Rogan uses floating to unlock incredible mental journeys.
Joe Rogan knows floating. There’s no celebrity who has devoted more time to unlocking the secrets of what an isolation tank can do for the human mind.
Rogan made a career out of pushing ordinary people to their limits on the popular NBC series “Fear Factor.” Each episode featured contestants facing their deepest fears through completing physically or mentally challenging stunts. They learned more about themselves through facing and conquering the fears represented in those stunts.
Rogan has applied the principle of testing limits to his own life. He has given many interviews in recent years chronicling the metaphysical journeys he has undertaken while experimenting with floating in an isolation tank.
For Rogan, time spent in an isolation tank is time devoted to evolving one’s mind. He described it in one video interview as “the most bizarre physical experience I have had in my life.”
During each floating session, Rogan spends 20 minutes experiencing a life review. This gives Rogan a chance to see what issues he needs to resolve in his life and which of his choices are correct. From there, he lets go of his thoughts and enters into a state of pure relaxation.
“Your body gives you amazing energy,” Rogan says. “The tension release you have in your body from a couple of hours in the tank is incredible. You feel lighter. You feel like more oxygen is in your body. You feel more vibrant. And it’s because somehow you have calmed the tension.”
What happens next to Rogan feels like it could be ripped from the realm of science fiction. He describes losing his feeling of boundaries. The feeling of the water, the air and his skin all vanish and evaporate like a mist.
Rogan eventually reaches a point where he passes through all physical boundaries and feels like he has become a being of pure energy. He is truly at one with the universe.
Rogan equates the mental effects of floating in an isolation tank with an onion. Each session peels back a new layer in his mind.
“Everybody should do the tank,” Rogan says. “You will learn more about yourself than any other way.”
That’s advice no one should be afraid to follow.