Join Kate for this calming, clarity-inducing meditation. Cultivate mindfulness by naming and noting physical sensations. Performing this type of body scan helps promote a sense of presence and awareness from within, helping you to become more comfortable in your own body and perhaps even experience increased empathy toward others.
This simple practice is a powerful one. Researchers at UCLA performed a study that showed unpleasant emotions are marked by activity in the limbic system of the brain, but when a person is practicing a mindfulness technique like this one, it actually reduces the brain activity associated with the negative emotions. Center yourself and change your brain through meditation.