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Mindfulness Meditation to help Relieve Anxiety and Stress


Three Minute "Body Scan" Tips

Body Scan Practice: Audio Clip
You can do a short "Body Scan"at any time, especially if you're feeling tense or anxious.
Try it:

     while seated in class
     before tests
     before athletic events
     before speaking in public
     before getting out of bed in the morning
     before falling asleep
     while standing in line
     during social events
     before an interview
How To Do It:
1. Use your attention to find your breath in your body.
2. Starting from either your feet or your head, move your attention through your body and notice your experience.  Scan for tension in your feet, lower back,  stomach,  shoulders,  face, jaw, or forehead; wherever you feel tension in your body.
3. As you scan each area, breath into the area, releasing tension and bringing in new energy as you did in the "Body Scan."
4. Expand your awareness to your entire body and feel the breath move from your head to your feet.


What is Mindfulness?

"Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgementally."
                                                                                                                                                                                    --- Jon Kabat-Zinn

B     Listen to your Body

R     Reflections (thoughts) are just thoughts

E     Surf the waves of your Emotions

    Attend to the inside and the outside

T    Try Tenderness - Tak it as it is

H     Practice Healthy Habits of Mind

    Gain the inner Edge.  Be Empowered!


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