Mindfulness in Everyday Life Preliminary Exercise – THE BODY SCAN


Most people are completely out of touch with their body. We live so much in our ‘heads’ we rarely even notice the body (apart from judging it by it’s cover!) unless something goes wrong with it.

Bringing your awareness into the body reconnects you not only with yourself but with your environment in which your body exists.

This in turn helps to bring your mind back into the present moment.

Practice mindfulness of body any time you remember. If you find yourself getting ‘carried away’ in thinking or talking bring your attention into your body and you will feel calmer and more in control.

You aren’t trying to relax your body (though that might happen). The object is to strengthen your ability to be mindful and to get more in touch with your body.

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