“The mind can be made steady by bringing it into contact with sense experience.” Patanjali
Float tanks have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and for good reason. Floating effortlessly in a pool of warm water, shielded from the noise and interruptions of the urban jungle, promotes a deep sense of relaxation, and for some, a meditative state.
But can a fiberglass pod really compete with Mother Nature for achieving the deepest meditation? Humans have always known that there is nothing more powerful than the temple of nature to help us connect with the divine and awaken our true selves. (Why else would we build monasteries on the tops of mountains or deep in the forests and jungles?)
The Dead Sea, a body of water that is ten times saltier than the world’s oceans, is the only natural float tank on the planet. The mineral composition of the water, rich with magnesium, phosphorus and bromides, has an immediate and profound relaxation effect on the muscles and nervous system. It has no sea life (hence the name), so there are no critters to worry about. Relaxing into the calm, healing water is easy and natural, like the urge to snuggle deeper into a warm blanket.
There is stillness here, of course, and that special kind of desert silence that has drawn mystics and solitude-seekers for centuries. But unlike a float tank, there is no sensory deprivation. In fact, floating effortlessly in this natural wonder, with nothing but sky and water and sand around you, creates the ultimate sense of connectedness.
The Upanishads tell us that our bodies contain the very essence of Nature and the Divine. The trees, mountains, and rivers are not just around us, but in us. You can feel that here, floating aimlessly along in the Dead Sea. A deep sense of peace settles over you. Everything feels right in the world, and you are part of it.
No claustrophobic pods. No man made chemicals. No artificial air circulation.
Could there be a better setting for your deepest meditation ever? Probably not. But don’t take our word for it. Come and experience it for yourself.