A body scan is a brief 15 to 30-minute meditation designed to focus on the messages our body is sending that can tell many things about our emotional state. We feel, not just in heads but with our whole body.
We store our emotions in different parts of the body
For example, tension in the pelvic region, especially the pelvic floor, is often a storage bin for our shame and guilt. The body scan meditation is designed to help us listen to our bodies. Once we can listen to our bodies, we can learn ways elevate the emotional states causing the bad sensations we have in our bodies.