HOW MINDFULNESS CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE – Part 3
BODY SCAN MEDITATION
1. Set aside a time in the day when you can sit comfortably and relaxed, and won’t be disturbed. As little as three minutes and up to 30 minutes is fine.
2. Find a comfortable but attentive seated position, close your eyes, and bring your attention to your toes.
3. Working up from your toes, bring awareness to each body part in turn: feet, ankles, calves, knees, etc. up to your head. Spend equal time on each.
Reduced stress | Decreased muscle tension | Increased pain tolerance
Why It Works to Reduce Stress
Encourages self-awareness of sensations we might otherwise be ignoring.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.
Published on May 24 2016