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Body Scan Meditation



Body scan meditation is a meditation technique in which the meditator mentally focuses on each part of the body, eventually scanning their entire physical system, noticing the emotions and sensations that arise as they focus their awareness on each area. Practitioners claim it encourages mindfulness, increases presence, and improves a richer awareness of the body.

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Inner-Body Awareness Guided Meditation | Kim Eng

Kim gently brings awareness to the sensations within the body, scanning through the different parts and then inviting a direct, present-moment experience of your surroundings.

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5 Reasons to Do a Body Scan Meditation

Is meditation just focusing on breathing? Not exactly, considering there are many ways to meditate. One such way is by practicing a “body scan meditation,” which is often recommended for those who are just getting started building a meditation practice.

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Conscious Aging

Kim teaches about our attachment to the physical body and the anxiety that we face as we age and contemplate death. She suggests that life will show us our attachments until we are ready to let go and experience the eternal life within.

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A Crash Course in Body Scan Meditation

Bring awareness to each part of our body sequentially, to see how it is today — not to check in to change or judge the body, which we're apt to do, but just to experience it and see what's there.

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Compassionate Body Scan - A Guided Meditation by Kristin Neff

This compassionate body scan by Kristin Neff is a beautiful practice for deepening our sense of self-compassion and body awareness. Sometimes when we do a body scan meditation, we encounter uncomfortable feelings and emotions, which is where compassion comes in.

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How to Do a Body Scan Meditation (and Why You Should)

A meditative practice that involves mindfully scanning your body for sensations of pain, tension, or anything out of the ordinary.

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Compassionate Body Scan (Audio Meditation)

Chris Germer is a clinical psychologist, meditation practitioner, author, and teacher of mindfulness and compassion in psychotherapy and everyday life. He is also Co-developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion training program, along with Kristin Neff.

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The 7 Qualities of Mindfulness Trained in the Body Scan

The body scan is a foundational mindfulness practice that introduces us to working more skillfully with experience. Try it for yourself.

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Body Scan Meditation: Description and History

We'll look at the body scan meditation. We'll see that there seem to be two or three different practices that go by that name. Then we'll delve a little into the history of the practice, and see where it might - or might not - have come from.

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How to Do a Body Scan Meditation

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