This Body scan meditation is a great way to introduce some mindful self-care into your week. Research shows that regular mindful meditation can help reduce stress and anxiety.
The Body Scan Meditation is traditionally done lying down. But it can be done sitting up if you prefer. And it’s always worth setting things up so that you can be warm and comfortable.
When you are doing the practice it’s very likely that your mind will wander. That’s not a problem at all. Your job then is to gently bring your mind back to the practice. Doing this in a patient way helps your meditation to deepen over time.
Try this practice at different times of the day. I tend to find that I can do it most easily in the morning. But others find that night time works best and often leads to a relaxed nights sleep.
If you would like to know how to practice mindfulness right in the middle of your teaching day, why not try our 3 Step Breathing practice?