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Body Scan

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Mark Quirk
Psychologist, Health Coach, Mindfulness
This calming practice helps us connect with and build awareness of our body, as well as training our attention as we continually focus and re-focus throughout the scan. This practice can be done lying down, as well as sitting or standing. Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash
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At peace
Today has been up & down & all around. Living in the moment, feeling my body, and resting has bought me inner peace. So thankful for this meditation.
Puppet on a String
By focusing on each small segment of my body, I was able to acknowledge the sensations of each one quite separately, not as a whole, which is my usual. I felt totally relaxed. This 20-minute meditation was perfect for a very mindful session. Thank you. 🙏🌷
I don't like performing body scans😢
They make me concentrate on areas of my body where I experience discomfort due to the aftermath of my massive stroke. Areas I’d just as soon ignore. My left leg fell so ”asleep” earlier that I could barely stand up and walk! I still have a couple of weeks before I contact my neurologist to follow up about the medication he prescribed to try and lessen the ”dead” ”pins-and-needles” feelings I get in my legs, arms, feet and hands. I'm pretty sad about this deterioration...
Body scan
I learned body scan is easier for me than mindfulness of thoughts or breathing alone, with some caveats. I almost fall asleep, and I do get a restless feeling toward the middle/end and tend to twitch to get out of it. Perhaps lying on a mat would be better.