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June 25, 2020 - Insider

3 health benefits of body scan meditation, and how to practice it

3 health benefits of body scan meditation, and how to practice it
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Notice how your feet feel. Are they on the ground? Swinging freely from a chair? Are your shoes pushing against your toes? Are they tingling, aching, full of unused energy?

You have just started a type of body scan meditation.

This is a form of mindfulness meditation where instead of focusing primarily on your breath, you focus on the sensations in your body. By directing your attention to how each part of your body feels, this type of meditation can help you better manage pain, stress, and anxiety. Here's what you need to know about the health benefits of a body scan meditation, and how to practice it.

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