Mindful Bodyscan (short version)



What does mindfulness mean? Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.
When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into the present moment rather than into the past or imagining the future. That task is not easy at all and needs practice.

One of the most effective ways to start a mindfulness meditation practice is the body scan. The purpose is to tune in to your body—to reconnect to your physical self—and notice any sensations you’re feeling without judgment.

I’ve made two recordings: a short version and a more extended version. You don’t have to lay down ( but of course you can). Include the precise of the body scan into your daily life. You will experience a lot of differences.

Many people find the body scan relaxing, but relaxation is not the primary goal.

The main benefits of body scan meditation: Treating chronic pain, reducing anxiety or stress, getting better sleep, and managing symptoms of PTSB.

Treat chronic pain
Body scan meditation is a component of the 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program of John Kabat Zinn. It’s scientifically proven that it helps to reduce chronic pain and reduces symptoms of other long-term illnesses. 

Reduce anxiety and stress
Tension in the body is a symptom of anxiety and stress. A body scan can help release the tension you don’t even realize you are holding in your body.

Help get better sleep.
The body scan can help you to calm down your whole nervous system. So, that you can relax your mind to get better sleep.  
The Body Scan Meditation may be a much safer option than sleeping pills.  

Manage symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder
Some therapists recommend body scan meditation for clients who have experienced trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

If you have questions just call or write.
With warm greetings
Birgit

Source: Youtube