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HumanOps - Mindfulness Exercise

HumanOps - Mindfulness Exercise

The body scan exercise is designed to take you out of your head and back into your body. Encouraging you to experience the moment by paying attention to your senses.

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Hannah Foxwell

June 28, 2017
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  1. Mindfulness Exercise Body Scan This mindfulness exercise is designed to

    take you out of your head and back into your body. Encouraging you to experience the moment by paying attention to your senses. 1 2 The Body Scan begins with the participants sitting on a comfortable chair with their palms facing up and their feet falling slightly apart. The facilitator then asks the participants to sit very still for the duration of the exercise, and move with awareness if it becomes necessary to adjust their position. Next, the body scan begins. Participants begin by bringing awareness to the breath, noticing the rhythm, the experience of breathing in and expelling out. Nobody should try to change the way they are breathing but rather just hold gentle awareness on the breath. Next, the participants are guided to bring attention to the body: how it feels, the texture of clothing against the skin, the contours of the surface on which the body is resting, the temperature of the body and the environment. The participants are then guided to bring awareness to the parts of the body that are tingling, sore, or feeling particularly heavy or light, and note any areas of their body where they don’t feel any sensations at all or are hypersensitive. 2 3 4 5