Absolutely not! Everyone is different and relaxes in their own way.
People worry about getting bored or not being able to control their mind in the float tank so they sometimes ask to listen to music, a guided meditation, podcast, or audio book. These are all fine, however, the deepest state of relaxation is when all stimuli are removed. Even classical music triggers the mind to create a story and requires parts of the mind to stay active so relaxation takes longer or is inhibited. We suggest focusing on your breath, a personal mantra, or a body scan until your mind slows down.
The position that your body is also important. We’re all built different so we all float different. Some people float with their hands at their sides, some with the hands folded across their chest or abdomen, while some float with them behind or above their heads. We even provide neck rests for those who feel that they need the extra support. Explore what is best for you. Once you find a comfortable position, we recommend that you relax into this position and simply let it all drift away.