Helpful for anxiety, pain, body acceptance and stress. This meditation brings our awareness into the body and its sensations to help us to relax and let stresses melt away. This is the longer 40 minute version for going deeper into the practice to feel the full benefits of the body scan. There is also a free shorter taster version available.
By mentally scanning through every part of your body, you can notice any sensations, pains, comforts, discomforts in a non-judgemental, non-striving way. It is a useful relaxation technique as you shift your awareness from being up in your mind with your thoughts, to being down in your body with your sensations. The body scan can be a useful tool in the management of pain and tension, allowing you to feel the sensations in your body without attachments or aversions to them, which are what lead us to suffering.
The body scan can also be profoundly healing for our relationship with our bodies. In a world where certain body types, shapes, and abilities are often privileged over others, and we are programmed to think we should strive to change our bodies to fit the "ideal mould", many of us find it hard to accept our bodies as they are, and we forget to appreciate their miraculous functions & the richness of experience of living in a body. Give yourself a break with this body scan as we allow ourselves to be just as we are, without trying to change, alter or judge ourselves in any way.
This practice is best done lying down in a warm and comfortable position free from distractions and disturbances and is best enjoyed with headphones.
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