Benefits of the Body Scan Meditation

Body Scan Meditation is one of my favourite meditations and I think it’s a good one for people with anxiety. Why? Much of our anxiety shows up as muscle tension, although often we don’t realise just how tense we are.With this meditation, scan each part of the body starting at the feet and working your way up, but you can go the other way, head to toes.When I started using this practice I took it slowly and did short sessions. In doing so, over time something opened up. Now when I do it, I give myself plenty of time and regularly achieve deep relaxation, but it took a while to get to this stage.

Whatever practice you choose, you don’t have to rush it. (Note: if you have severe anxiety you may want to consult with a professional before embarking on this practice).