Meditations for you

The following meditations are the key practices used in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Cognitive Therapy (MBSR/MBCT).  Listen, download, share with friends, they are yours to help you with your practice. 

The Body Scan

The Body Scan (30 mins) is a key foundation meditation in mindfulness practice.  We move our awareness throughout the body sensing our bodies from the inside out, the breath, blood flow, heart beat.  A felt sense of the aliveness within.  

 

3 Minute Breathing Space

The 3 Minute Breathing Space does what it says on the tin. It's a three minute meditation offering space from rising stress, right at the moment we need it.  In the breathing space we bring our awareness to what is going on with us right now and then sooth and anchor ourselves using the breath and body. Practice this every day so it becomes automatic when you need it.  

Sitting Meditation

The Sitting Meditation (30 mins) involves a gentle scan of the body, a deeper practice with mindfulness of breathing, physical sensations, hearing and examining thoughts as they arise. Another key mindfulness practice, this mediation works with the breath as an anchor for practice and in life. 

Mindful Movement

Mindful Movement (30 mins) is a movement meditation using some of the postures of Yoga practiced slowly and gently.  We invite an awareness of the changing sensations in the body as we move through each posture. Listen to the wisdom of your body and doctor and only practice using this meditation if your experts feel you are up to it.