Because your body is not reacting to your environment, it can slip into a feeling of ultimate safety and comfort , which deactivates your ‘fight or flight ‘ stress response system and the production of the hormones adrenaline and cortisol. When the level of these stress hormones is reduced, our bodies can relax on a biological level. In response to this ultimate state of relaxation, our bodies can then produce relaxation neurotransmitters like dopamine and endorphins.
The benefits of putting our bodies into a state of ultimate relaxation is extensive. Here are a few key benefits of floating: