Real Happiness Week Two: Day Ten: Body Scan Meditation

In relation to a body scan for mindfulness, here the focus is put one observing whatever arises in the moment, without reacting to it. This is different than a yoga body scan which is for relaxation. With a mindful body scan, acceptance is key, not relaxation.

The body scan is used as a tool for our attention skills. While at the same time being introduced to the important skill of acceptance. Although the body scan is traditionally done lying down, you can do a quick body scan while sitting upright.

Here is a short body scan that I did for the Tuesday Meditation Break Livestream.

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Let me know how this week goes for you and with each practice that I post. You can join me in my mindfulness classes or if you would you like personal meditation instruction, I am happy to assist you through these practices. Contact me.


Recommended reading for Week Two of the Challenge is pages 81 – 90 and pages 105 – 108 in the second edition of the book, “Real Happiness”.





Deb Phelps

Deb Phelps

Deb Phelps is a certified Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher, and Practitioner since 1980. She is also a Mindfulness Coach, Sound Energy Practitioner, and Yoga Specialist who uniquely assists her clients to overcome stress, anxiety, PTSD, grief, and other life situations so that they can once again live purposeful, joy-filled lives. Deb has overcome significant life challenges aided by a variety of mind-body-spirit practices. By diligently using these tools over many decades, she found a life of contentment and equanimity. Through extensive education and life experience, including living for one year in a spiritual community, she assists and inspires others to do the same. ~ Deb Phelps, C.MI, MMT, E-RYT500, LVCYT, YACEP

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