Body Scan Meditation
Step 1: Set aside a time and place in your day where you can sit comfortably and won’t be distracted or disturbed.
Step 2: Find a comfortable but attentive seated position, close your eyes, and bring your attention to your toes.
Step 3: Working up from your toes, bring awareness to each body part in turn: your feet, ankles, calves, knees, etc., up to your head. Why it works to reduce stress: Body scan meditations encourage self-awareness of sensations we might otherwise ignore. When you notice excessive tension in your body, you can consciously relax the muscles in that area. You may not even realize how tense you are until you intentionally bring awareness to your whole body.