Need an excuse to take a break and do absolutely nothing for 15 minutes except relax very deeply?
This delightfully soothing meditation gently guides your attention from top to toe as you visit each part of your body in turn with calm and focused awareness. It is an excellent stress-management tool and with repeated use will help you to release the buildup of unhealthy stresses and strains from your physical body.
With practice, mindfulness exercises such as the Body Scan can also help you to become more focused, to release pent-up emotions, and to develop a more positive state of mind. This meditation also expands your attention beyond your physical body and into the energy fields surrounding you to help deepen your relaxation even further.
You can listen to the Body Scan at any time of day, but it can be especially useful to listen last thing at night, to help to calm your mind and relax your body before falling asleep.
IMPORTANT: The suggestions contained in this audio are designed to take your attention inwards. Please do not listen whilst driving or performing any activity that requires your external conscious awareness.
About the author: Anne Marshall is one of the UK's leading health coaches and author of The Health Factor: Coach Yourself to Better Health.
Known as The Mindset Medic, Anne works with people from all walks of life to improve health and well-being, reduce stress, or ease difficult transitions. Further information is available at AnneMarshall.com.
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