The Body Scan is a great way to become aware of our body. Â The aim is to focus on theÂ experienceÂ of ourÂ sensations themselves… and not our thoughtsÂ or beliefs about theÂ sensations.
Use the Body Scan Descriptors here and/or create labels of yourÂ own. Pretend that you want to tell someone exactly what you are feeling in different parts of your body… as if you were a patient talking to yourÂ doctor. Â Allow yourself to BE curious! Â Examine eachÂ sensation in vivid detail! Â Â See if anyÂ sensation changes moment as you observe it!
You are welcome to download your own copy of theÂ Body Scan DescriptorsÂ shouldÂ you desire.
Body Scan Media Files
Here are threeÂ versions of the Body Scan, one 5-minute, one 10-minute and one 20-minute version. Â The best one to use is the one you would use on a regular basis as “a daily discipline.” Â It is better to choose a right fit for you, one that involves readiness or gentle and light “neural nudge” to initiate action. Â Please do not create unnecessary suffering with self-criticism or “forcing” beyond the gentle and light neural nudge.
5-Minute Body Scan
10-Minute Body Scan
20-Minute Body Scan