This week’s home practice:*
1. Use the Body Scan (38 min) practice recording for 6 days this week.
2. Sitting Practice with Awareness of the Breath (using the recording for 6 days in addition to the Body Scan, 10 min). Practice sitting with awareness of the breath. This is not about controlling the breath, or doing a breathing exercise. Just try being with the breath as it is, and noticing when the attention wanders. As soon as you notice that the attention has wandered, deliberately return the attention to the breath. When it wanders again, bring it back again.
Sitting Meditation: Without Verbal Guidance
4. Choose one daily activity to bring full awareness to for the week. Try paying attention during a routine activity such as: brushing teeth, washing dishes, taking a shower, feeding a pet…
A. Handout: 7 Pillars of Mindfulness
B. Handout: Meditation Excuses and Reasons
C. Video: Mindfulness is a Love Affair, Jon Kabat-Zinn (2:11)