Day 13: 30-Day Meditation Challenge

In your space, conduct a body scan to tune into your body and reconnect to your physical self. The body scan is an effective way to continue to practice your mindfulness meditation. Adding this to your non-judging meditation from Day 12 allows you to tune into your physical sensations associated with feelings that arise and prevent you from being open and present.

You can do this by sitting and lying down. Start with your feet, paying special attention to your physical feelings. Slowly allow your awareness to move up from your feet to your legs, hips, back, and every part of your body, all the way up to the top of your head.

During this practice, when thoughts appear, let them come and go, drawing your attention back to the body. Body awareness will serve you well in times of stress.