Energy

Joe Rogan takes on floating

Rogan uses floating to unlock incredible mental journeys. 

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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.

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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.”

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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.

Finding balance in floating

It is a simple truth that the human body craves balance. Our muscles, bones, nerves and organs are designed to act in harmony with one another. When external or internal forces upset this equilibrium, it can mean bad things for our physical, mental and emotional health.

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Stress is the biggest disruption of this balance. When stress attacks the body and mind, it can lower a person’s quality of life. Diseases can attack the body easier. It can lead to other unhealthy emotions. Anger, sadness, frustration and jealousy are all an outgrowth of stress breaking down internal harmony.


That’s one reason why floating needs to be in the picture. Floating in an isolation tank is the perfect antidote to stress.


Through floating, a person can restore that internal balance. The mind and body should be treated as an equal system. Both need to be in harmony with each other to achieve optimal levels of good health and happiness. There is simply no better path.

You deal with many external forces each day that threaten the harmony between body and mind. It can be the smallest changes in what we see, what we hear and what we touch that affect us the most.

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Those unwanted changes can be combated through floating. Floaters can counter disruptions to that internal balance because time spent in the isolation tank removes those external sources of pressure and disruption long enough for both body and mind to revert to their natural state.

Floating channels our energies into restoring balance. The reward is feeling happy to be alive.