Mindfulness Exercises: Formal MBSR Practices
Welcome to the mindfulness-based program, included in your mindfulness based stress reduction program. Listed below are the formal Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction mindfulness practices of Scanning, Breathing & Mindfulness Meditation.
Purpose: The purpose of formal mindfulness exercises is to be, more often in the peaceful and powerful present moment.
We scan the sensations present in the body:
We become aware of the sensations of breathing:
We explore the body with gentle stretching and kindness:
What is mindfulness practice?
Mindfulness is the practice of remembering to bring our attention back into the present moment sensations of the body. By
grounding back into the body we can safely observe our thoughts and emotions.
Stopping & Dropping
We use the term “Stopping & Dropping” as way of remembering to “Stop” mentally holding on to negative thoughts and emotions.
The term “Dropping” gives our attention a place to go, by dropping down into the safe sensations of the body.
When we practice the body scan, we are developing the ability to be more aware of our body’s present state of being. We do not try to change any thing, only to bring a nonjudgmental awareness to them. The changes happen naturally, as they are experienced in a attitude of interest and caring. In this way our nervous system is rebalanced without effort for great health and happiness.
Mindful movement practice allows us to feel back into our body in a gentle and caring way.
Mindfulness Training Online:
What are benefits of online Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training?
This web-based version of M.B.S.R. is designed to give those who would otherwise be unable to attend an MBSR course in person the opportunity to learn and practice the mindfulness exercises of the body scan, mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga.
The course is a blend of meditation, body awareness and yoga: learning through practice and discussion how our body handles (and can resolve) stress neurologically. Through participation in this course, participants learn to increase their ability to:
- Calmness, Clarity and Choices
- Be fully present and alive in this moment
- Cope with stress, pain, and the challenges of everyday life