The Body Scan: Guided Meditation provides a 22 minute meditation created to shine the light of awareness on your body in a gentle, slow-paced and systematic manner. To begin a body scan, it is best to lie down on your back in a comfortable place, such as on a bed or on a floor mat, with arms extended at your sides and eyes closed. Or settle into another position or posture in which you feel supported and relaxed. Take this time to listen to the recording as my voice guides you to different regions of the body beginning with your toes and eventually arriving at the top of your head.
By participating in body scan meditations, concentration is deepened, non-judgmental awareness is cultivated and relaxation is realized. This willingness to fully engage with the body, without needing to judge or change the body, alter sensations or create new sensations, is an opportunity to bring kindness and tenderness to the body, to the self, to circumstances and experiences including any pain or suffering that may be held in the present moment.