Body Scan Meditation Practice by MindfulSolutionsClinic published on 2013-02-14T20:42:55Z The primary intention of this body scan meditation practice is to cultivate the ability to bring awareness and gentle inquiry to sensations as they are, as the attention is focused on one part of the body after another. This helps to bring us into the present moment, which is a good thing, because it’s in the present moment when the body is experienced! Right here, right now. The body scan helps us to cultivate the possibility of directly being with body sensations, rather than looking at them from a distance, avoiding them, thinking about them, or having ideas about them. In this way, it can help support us in feeling at home in our bodies.