Body Awareness / Body Image

Reference:Moseley GL1. I can’t find it! Distorted body image and tactile dysfunction in patients with chronic back pain Pain. 2008 Nov 15;140(1):239-43

Close your eyes and see/visualize the outline of your body.

Visualize each finger, your hands, elbows shoulder, trunk and your legs in as much detail as possible. Do this for 5 minutes or 45 minutes.

Without sitting on top of the Himalayan Mountains, you just did a Body Scan meditation.

Body image has been shown to be disrupted in people with various pain disorders from CRPS to chronic LBP…but it can be fixed thanks to neuroplasticity!

I strongly urge you go to Youtube and search for “Jon Kabat-Zinn – Body Scan Meditation” to try a 45 minute body scan.

Posted on: October 11, 2015

Categories: Fascinating Pain Studies

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