There are many styles and variations of meditation that all offer rich mind-body calming benefits. To name a few, there are breathwork meditations, visualization meditations, bilingual-guided meditations, musical walking meditations, and even Harry Styles-narrated meditations. But, when you’re feeling especially tight and tense, one meditation is a definite go-to: a body scan meditation.
As its name suggests, it involves dropping into your body, activating your awareness, and mentally scanning your body from your feet to the crown of your head, releasing tension as you go. It’s, in a word, relaxing.
Ready to give it a try? Keep reading to learn the step-by-step process for doing a body scan meditation, as well as some of the benefits it stands to offer.
How to do a body scan meditation in 6 steps
There are different body scan meditation variations, but the general premise is always the same: Scan the body and release…