FLOATING POSITIONS AND TOOLS
We encourage people to discover subtle, conscious movement beneath the water’s surface. Each beautiful body is unique and thus all depends on what you personally need.
There are options to thoughtfully travel this waterscape creating new interpretations and finding what best supports you in that moment.
The space between lying on our backs to mindfully floating on our stomachs to incorporating float tools to assist with neck tension is your space to explore. There really isn't a perfect way to float; it is your way of floating that makes it so.
LYING ON YOUR BACK
There are many different positions to explore, specifically the way in which we place our arms.
Try any position between arms out and down beside the hips to all the way up to hands interlaced behind the head and anything in between.
- FOR DECOMPRESSION of the spine and neck, try Cactus (arms bent at the elbow with hands beside the head), open heart space with hands above the head or fingers interlocked behind the head.
- IF INNER CHILD SHOWS UP and needs comforting, place hands one on top of the other over the chest to facilitate a feeling of security.
FLOATING ON YOUR STOMACH
There is an option! Flip over mindfully to explore this space. It can be an incredible for opening the sacral space, pregnant mamas and creating a new experience.
NECK & SHOULDER TENSION
This is so common - as many of us try to take on the weight of our world – that we are happy to provide a variety of neck support options for use in the tanks. With multiple float sessions you should notice a decrease in tension with muscle relaxation and increase trust in the environment.
Below is an overview of all the neck support options and the basics of how to use them.
- Floatease (blue): Not only do we love this play on words, we also love the way it creates even more length in the spine and neck as it supports more of the head than the neck. Look for the blue halo that cradles the back of the cranium!
- Standard neck pillow (grey): If you’re craving more natural curvature of the neck this pillow is for you. The best way to use this one is by flipping it like a "U" andplace your head in the opening with the “arms” supporting the sides of your head.
- Pool Noodle: Most of you have seen the pool noodle, a tubular foam object, generally used to float in pools or lakes. These can be excellent for placing along your spine, across the shoulders, low back, knees or even under the feet. This one can definitely be combined with any of the other options!
- Nek Doodle (green): This option tends to prop your head up and brings the chin slightly more toward the chest and will keep you in direct alignment with the water.
As floating is your practice, it is limitless. Trust your self. Claim that space and make it your own.