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August 26, 2020
Mindfulness body scan for body awareness. The intent is to notice the sensation & the mind’s reaction to sensation via awareness of the body.
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Here’s a Sample of the “Mindfulness Body Scan for Body Awareness” Guided Meditation Script:

Find a comfortable and quiet place to sit or lie down
Closing your eyes can help turn your attention inward

Breathe slowly and patiently in and out through your nose
Notice the breath, and let a focused attention on breath
Gradually transform to a focused attention on the body itself

Notice your posture
And the felt sense of your body as a whole
For 3 to 5 cycles of breath, just be here now,
Present with body and breath

Now bring your awareness to the crown of your head
Notice what sensation is present here
Notice if this sensation has a color, size, temperature or shape?

What are the boundaries of this sensation at the crown of the head?
What are the boundaries of the crown of the head?
Can you find the center of this sensation?
Is it moving, changing? Or still?

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And at any time, if you feel no sensation
Notice that too.
Just remain present and aware of that particular area of your body
Perhaps sensation will arise, perhaps not

As you notice sensation, in the crown of your head,
Notice too, how your mind labels that sensation.
How the mind describes it, and if the mind labels it as good or bad, pleasant or unpleasant
Or neutral

And notice too, your reaction to this label
Is there a reaction in the body itself? Or in your mind?

Be present with all of it
Everything is allowed here
Everything is given room

Our intention, is to simply notice

And now do the same as you shift awareness down to the space behind your eyes
Is there a temperature here? A color, a shape?

As you notice the movement of breath, in and out through your nose
Is there sensation?
And how is that sensation labeled?
Is there a reaction?

About the author 

Sara-Mai Conway

Sara-Mai Conway is a writer, yoga and meditation instructor living and working in Baja Sur, Mexico. In addition to online offerings, she teaches donation-based community classes in her tiny, off-grid hometown on the Pacific coast. She is a certified 500-hour Remedial Yoga and Applied Mindfulness Advanced teacher with Bodhi Yoga Spain under the Independent Yoga Network (UK).