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Body Image Booster: Try A Body Scan

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Every Monday features a tip, activity, inspiring quote or some other tidbit that helps boost your body image, whether directly or indirectly — and hopefully kick-starts your week on a positive note!

A body scan is a great way to tune into and reconnect to your body. It helps you pay attention to each part of your body, something that many of us might not take the time to do or even think about in the first place.

A body scan helps us pinpoint what we need. It helps us identify any tension and release it. It can be a calming practice. And it’s a practice that also honors our bodies. It’s a practice that reminds us that our bodies are important. Rather than ignoring, neglecting and bashing our bodies, a body scan reminds us to listen.

It’s a powerful form of self-care.

Here are several body scans to check out:

Do you have a favorite body scan? 

Body Image Booster: Try A Body Scan


Margarita Tartakovsky, MS

Margarita is an associate editor at PsychCentral.com. She writes about everything from taking compassionate care of yourself at any weight, shape, and size, to coping healthfully with difficult emotions. Her goal is to give readers practical, empowering tips to better their lives, and to remind you that whatever you're struggling with, you're never, ever alone.


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Tartakovsky, M. (2017). Body Image Booster: Try A Body Scan. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 19, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/weightless/2013/08/body-image-booster-try-a-body-scan/

 

Last updated: 26 Mar 2017
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