Body scan meditation is a mindfulness technique that brings our awareness and focus to our body. This is a great technique if you need to focus on relieving stress, releasing tension, and reducing aches and pains. This technique can help you to find and release areas of tension you didn’t even know you had.
While meditating mentally scan slowly and methodically through the body. Start at the top of the head and slowly move down through the toes. You want to break the body up into regions and scan each of them. For example: lower legs, upper legs, torso, arms, and neck/face. As you focus on each region note how the body feels in that area. Notice any sensations, tension, pressure, discomfort, etc. The goal isn’t to try to change anything or label the feeling, but to build awareness and mindfulness.