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Slow Yourself Down!

Have you really thought about how amazing your body is? It makes sounds and movements without you ever being aware of it. A body scan is a chance to slow everything down around you in order to be acutely aware of everything.

Choose a place that is quiet and where you won’t be interrupted. Lay down in the backyard and close your eyes under the sun or curl up in a chair in your bedroom. Wherever you decide, be sure that you can be there comfortably for 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 1: Assume your comfortable position. Try to be still for as long as possible.

Step 2: Take a deep breath and focus your energy on one part of your body. Release the breath and start becoming observant.

Step 3: Think about what’s happening. What do you feel on your skin? What do you hear inside of your body? What do you smell?

Step 4: Move onto a different body part until you’ve covered everything. As you do this, you’ll become more aware of how your body works, the aches and pains that you have, and more.

Whenever you feel as though the whole world is moving too quickly around you, find a quiet spot to do a body scan. It can be just what it takes to make everything slow down.


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