Sample Mindfulness Body Scan Meditation
I’ve recorded many meditations, which we use on our courses. I’ve provided a sample here so you can get a feel of what they’re like.
The Body Scan is a beautifully simple meditation that can give us a sense of reconnection between our body mind and body.
This is done by scanning the body systematically, resting awareness on each part in turn, without judgement and then moving on to the next part until all the body has been scanned in this way.
The instruction is simply to pay attention, to be fully present, moment by moment, to sensations in each part of the body, rather than trying to alter them in any way.
Find a quiet spot, make yourself comfortable, and listen to this Body Scan.
If you are interested in any further reading please have a look at our recommended further Mindfulness reading:
Finding Peace in a Frantic World (2011) Williams and Penman etc
The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive
Thoughts and Emotions by Christopher K. Germer (9 Jun 2009)
by Cheryl A.Rezek
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (Shambhala
classics) by Sharon Salzberg (5 Jul 2002)
The Mindful Way Through Anxiety
by Susan M. Orsillo and Lizabeth Roemer
Santorelli S (1999) Heal thy self: lessons on mindfulness in medicine
Goleman D (2003) Destructive emotions: How we can overcome them? A
scientific dialogue with the Dalai Lama