Regardless of whether you’re just beginning your manifestation journey or already have a great set of techniques that you like to use, you can definitely benefit from learning how to do a guided mindfulness body scan. This exercise only takes ten minutes to do, and once you get used to the new experience you will quickly see why it can be so powerful.
In a nutshell, a mindfulness body scan involves turning your attention to each part of you in turn. How you do this can make a huge difference to the outcome. Here’s what you need to know about how exactly do your own body scan, and why it helps you manifest what you want.
As with mindfulness and meditation techniques, Law of Attraction practitioners have long known that body scanning produces tangible results. In recent years, however, solid scientific evidence has emerged to add further weight to this claim.
For example, one prominent study found that mindfulness body scanning could alleviate physical discomfort caused by emotional unrest (e.g. sadness or anger). Another research team proved that sufferers of chronic pain immediately improved after a mindfulness body scan.
Now, if your manifestation goal isn’t related to physical or emotional distress, you might wonder why body scanning works to improve manifestation potential. Firstly, scientists have also shown that doing body scans reduce cravings when trying to break bad habits (e.g. smoking or eating unhealthily). These exciting findings show that those who do mindfulness body scans are more likely to succeed with goals that involve positive change.
Meanwhile, specific types of body scanning (e.g. white light meditations) can heighten your energy frequency. This can make you feel happier and therefore brings you in tune with a vibration of abundance.
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Some people are cautious to try body scanning. Perhaps it just sounds a bit odd to you. Or, maybe you feel uneasy at the thought of focusing so intensely on parts of you that may often feel uncomfortable or sore. If you wary, rest assured that most experience body scanning as highly relaxing (some people even fall asleep by accident!).
However, be aware that it takes some practice to become good at this type of manifestation exercise. It can be hard to calm your thoughts at first, and you may find yourself accidentally judging or labeling specific sensations. Just like with mindfulness, don’t berate yourself if this happens. Instead, gently let the observation go. Redirect your focus back towards the process of body scanning.
Now, let’s walk through the basic steps required to do a simple body scan:
Once you’ve finished, you should feel a sense of physical and emotional calm. You should also be better able to focus on the next thing you want to do. Many people also report feeling more comfortable in their skin at this point, experiencing increased confidence and a vitalizing sense of deep well-being. Body scans can also be beneficial for children and go under the umbrella of mindfulness for kids which is also an interesting topic to explore if you have children yourself.