Even five minutes attention to the breath a day can bring immense benefits. Breath connects the body and mind, relaxing both, nourishing both, and regulating both if properly attended to. This simple exercise is basic to all mindfulness practices and can be done at any moment of the day.
The body scan provides a rare opportunity for us to experience our body as it is, without judging or trying to change it. It may allow us to notice and release a source of tension we weren't aware of before, such as a hunched back or clenched jaw muscles. Or it may draw our attention to a source of pain and discomfort.
Maintain awareness and feeling sensations with no-judgment and feel acceptance while moving. Explore body limits and choose to act wisely.
We learn how to anchor ourselves in the present moment, mindfully sensing sounds, breathing, body sensations, thoughts and emotions, and opening up to the full range of experience.