Notwithstanding breakthroughs in our knowledge of interoception’s various dimensions and implications, along with research demonstrating interoceptive impairments in clinical groups, there is limited data on the successful ways for enhancing this capacity. Here special attention will be given to the interventions that commonly directs attention to the body and to the respiratory rhythms, such as slow breathing technique and MBIs, and how these interventions can promote interoception modulation. Without claiming to be exhaustive and with the intention of soliciting research in this field, in this contribution some potentially interesting and relatively novel applications of the manipulation of interoception will be described, focusing in particular on the clinical, social and sports field.
- physical exercise
- social interoception