body scan meditation

body scan meditation

Fringe medicine
A type of meditation in which a person focuses on breathing and, starting from the toes, the individual focuses attention of the body part being “scanned”, while visualising the breath penetrating and relaxing the part of interest.
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Formal practices of MBSR include body scan meditation (focusing your attention on each part of your body from head to toe), sitting meditation, and gentle hatha yoga.
Participants listened via headphone to audio recorded relaxation instructions: (1) first day they practiced mindfulness body scan meditation, (2) during the second session participants practiced progressive muscular relaxation.