What is a Body Scan Meditation?
A body scan meditation is a meditation that helps you to become more in tune with your body. This meditation encourages you to become aware of tightness, flexibility and relaxed spots in your body.
What do you do in a Body Scan Meditation?
During the body scan meditation, you can either sit on the floor or lie down. After which, you will begin to focus on the contracting and relaxing muscles throughout the body.
How can a body scan help me?
Each person is different, so the results may vary. However, meditations have been shown to reduce stress, improve relationships, improve sleep, help with relaxation, improve the body’s ability to absorb nutrients and more.
Is it best to use Music with a Body Scan Meditation?
Your comfort level with music or without music is entirely up to you. For that reason, below are two meditation videos to assist you in finding which version of a body scan meditation works for you.
Which video is which?
The first video is a guided body scan meditation with only a speaking voice. There is no music in this video. The second video will have background music and a speaking voice. Both videos, follow the same script.
Why is one video longer than the other?
Sound can assist in the relaxation process. Because of this, the video was extended for individuals to utilize the background sound.
Reynelda Jones is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist and Certified Mental Health and Integrative Medicine Provider. She is the founder of A Solution B, LLC private therapy practice in Michigan.