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How “Floating” Could Change Your Life with Sensory Deprivation Expert Shane Stott

“I had this permanent shift where I realized: I could take on anything easier in a calm, relaxed state.”
— Shane Stott

Greetings, Superfriends, and welcome to this week’s show!

This week, I’m excited to think that I might just introduce you to a health practice that you’ve never heard of. It’s called “floating.” Well, more scientifically speaking, it’s called sensory deprivation. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Maybe you haven’t. Maybe, like myself, you’ve experimented with it in the past and seen very interesting and encouraging results.

Either way, in this episode, we’re going to talk to one of the experts on sensory deprivation, and learn not only the powerful benefits it can have for your mind and body, but more importantly, how you can actually do it… after all, most of us don’t have massive sound-proof saltwater chambers just… like… lying around. At least, I don’t. We’re also going to talk about everything from Magnesium supplementation to anxiety and depression… we even talk about the possibility of aliens having landed on Earth. It’s a fun episode, and I know you’re going to enjoy it.

In this episode with Shane Stott, we discuss:

  • What the heck is “floating,” or sensory deprivation, exactly, and how does a sensory deprivation tank work?
  • How Shane got into sensory deprivation as a means to overcome severe and chronic anxiety
  • How does sensory deprivation compare to traditional meditation?
  • What are the major benefits of sensory deprivation?
  • The idea of starting small and validating your entrepreneurial idea vs. diving in head-first
  • The ratio of different brainwave frequencies – and the power of theta waves
  • The power of learning to function from a very calm, relaxed mindset
  • How practical (and costly) is it to have a float tank at home?
  • How often does Shane Stott float, and how often should you float?
  • Incredible stories of people healing themselves with sensory deprivation tanks
  • What are Shane’s other health habits and routines?
  • Thoughts on why diet soda sucks
  • The idea of writing a book because you have to get the information out of your head
  • Sleep deprivation, stress, and recurring bouts of depression
  • The role of magnesium in sleep and stress reduction, and how it’s absorbed trans-dermally
  • The problem with topsoil depletion and micronutrient deficiency
  • Why Shane Stott believes that aliens have visited earth (!)
  • What is the best $100 Shane Stott has ever spent? 
  • Which books have most impacted Shane’s life?
  • Thoughts on the law of attraction
  • Personal branding, and how to build a strong internet brand

Resources Mentioned in This Episode on Sensory Deprivation:

Favorite Quotes from Shane Stott:

“The water is actually actually almost a zero gravity environment, so they say that it actually decompresses your spine up to an inch and a half. It’s great for your joints.”
“It’s like planting a seed, instead of taking a pre-grown tree and planting it in your yard and hoping it works out.”
“I remember, probably a month after I started floating, people at work were like ‘You’re way too calm. This is, like, really stressful. Why are you so calm?’.”
“Meditation is meditation. But [floating] is easier meditation.”
“I go to the gym for my brain – not even for my body. I’ve got a very average body, but, when I’m in the gym, my brain fires better, and I have bigger, better ideas, and I’m happier!”
“I wrote the book because it needed to be written.”
“100 bucks, that’s the most radical way you can rock your life, is find those books for you, because, man, 4 books changed everything about my life.”
Jonathan

Jonathan

Jonathan Levi is a serial entrepreneur, published author, and lifehacker born and raised in Silicon Valley. Since 2014, Jonathan has been one of the top-performing instructors on online learning platform Udemy, and has snowballed this success into the launch of his rapidly growing information products company, SuperHuman Enterprises, which produces such products as the award-winning Becoming SuperHuman Podcast; the bestselling "Become a SuperLearner" print, digital, and audiobooks; and numerous other online courses through it’s own online training portal, SuperLearner Academy. Jonathan’s media products have been enjoyed by over 130,000 people in 200 countries. He is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.