Guided Head Body Scan

by Peter Carlson on January 16, 2014

During this guided meditation practice, the participants were introduced to vedanupassana, the meditation practice taught by U Ba Khin and S. N. Goenka.  More understood as body sweep or body scan, this involves a systematic, in-depth examination of whatever sensations are evident over the body.  Due to the amount of time available for the demonstration, only  the areas of the head were explored.  The purpose of the practice is to enhance the “aiming and sustaining” process, supporting increasingly precise and insightful awareness of body sensations; this investigation can then be used to bring emerging thoughts and impulses into awareness sooner and with more clarity.

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