We hear a lot now how Meditation can help us to feel happier and be healthier how it reduces the Stress levels, well floating is almost like the cheats meditation or easy meditation. Most people after a short time ( around 20 mins) will slip into the Theta State these are the slower theta waves that can accompanied by vivid memories, free association, sudden insights, creative inspiration, feeling of serenity and oneness with the universe.
It is a mysterious, elusive state, potentially highly productive and enlightening, but experimenters have had a difficult time studying it, and it is hard to maintain, since people tend to fall asleep once they begin generate theta waves. Learning to produce theta waves is to perfect the art of meditation or simply Float.
A study of Zen monks conducted by Akira Kazamatsu and Tomio Hirai, in which the monks’ brain–waves were charted as they entered the meditative states, indicated that the four meditative plateau’s (from alpha to the more sublime theta) “were parallel to the disciples’ mental states, and their years spent in Zen training.” Those monks with over twenty years of meditative experience generated the greatest amount of theta, the monks were not asleep but mentally alert.
However, since many of us are unwilling to spend twenty years of mediation to learn to generate theta waves, it’s helpful to know that several recent studies have shown that floating increases production of theta waves.
Floaters quickly enter the theta state while remaining awake, consciously aware of all the vivid imagery and creative thoughts that pass through their minds and after getting out of the floatation environment, floaters continue to generate larger amounts of creativity–promoting theta waves for up to three weeks.
Time floating can go really fast as it is the place of No time and sometimes you don’t know if you were awak or asleep.
Basically after floating we feel a sense of well- being within ourselves .