Body scans are usually done lying down, but can be enjoyed anywhere at any time ~ just let the words flow over you as you rest. They are called body scans because we gently scan our body with mindful awareness, noticing anywhere that needs our care ~ for example if our shoulders are tense, we release the tension there.
Traditionally body scans are enjoyed lying on our back, head in line with our spine (ie.not on a deep pillow). Arms can rest by our sides, slightly away from our body, with palms facing upwards. You may wish to put a pillow under the backs of your knees to release any pressure on your lower back, and of course a blanket ensures that you stay warm. However the most important thing is that you are comfortable, so if you prefer to lie or sit in a different position, please do that!
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