So, 3 guys walk into a bar……… You know how the joke goes. Would this joke be as funny if it was just 2 guys going out? How about the 3 little pigs. Would the story be the same if there were 5 pigs? Goldilocks and the 3 bears. 3 blind mice. 3 wise men. 3 Amigos. 3 Muskateers. 3 pointer in Basketball (yayy Raptors!). Hat Trick in Hockey .
3 is the foundation of many spiritual practices – connection of the mind, body and Spirit. Good things happen in 3’s. Bad things happen in 3’s.
3 is the most basic of patterns. Neuroscience shows us that our brains LOVE patterns. Patterns help us predict things and keep us safe.
Many people would say that 3 is indeed a magic number.
So, you can see that there is little coincidence that we recommend 3 floats as the beginning of your float practice. Most people have a pretty fantastic first float. It can be a learning experience for many people, and take some time to adjust to the float environment. Maybe it took you longer than expected to wind down, and that brief state of bliss left you wanting more. Maybe you felt much more relaxed for a long time after your float, and you crave more.
When you come for your second float, knowing what to expect is a HUGE part of your experience. You start your float where you left off the first one. You know which props (if any) you like or don’t like. You have a better idea of your preferences around lights and music. Maybe you had an unfortunate run-in with salt in your eye and want a do-over (#practicesafesalt). Like any practice, when you come for your second float, you may reach that state of bliss a little faster, and enjoy just a little longer in that sweet spot.
Your third float and beyond. For many people, this is where the magic begins. Your body and mind develop a muscle memory, and find their state of flow easily. You are starting to really experience the cumulative benefits of this amazing therapy. Learning to surrender to the float, and go wherever it takes you.
Floating is a practice that gets better the more you do it. Much like exercise – you don’t walk out of your first workout with a 6-pack (I wish!) Your first yoga class or attempt at meditation will probably feel a little awkward. Practice makes perfect. We recommend that you float three times within the first two months, and we also recommend that you book all three appointments at once. We are pretty flexible with our appointments, and can always change them if things come up. In our experience, the work always magically happens, but self care, unless it is scheduled in advance, tends to be neglected.
We are here to support you and your float practice. Questions? We are always happy to share our own experiences and tips with you. Call us at 250-377-7716 to book your appointments today.