Online MBCT/MBSR Lesson 3

Mindful Movement

We’ll be doing two mindful movement practices for home practice this week: the Extended Mindful Movement practice we'll be learning in a moment, which consists of some gentle stretching and simple yoga poses; and the Stretch and Breath, which consists of a shorter mindful movement practice followed by a mindfulness of the breath sitting meditation.

The mindful movement practices are similar to body scan in that we’re paying careful attention to sensations throughout our body, but instead of lying still on our backs, we mindfully move in and out of a series of stretches and postures.

To prepare for the mindful movement:

  • You'll need a yoga mat, or a thick carpet, or something similar that you can sit and lie on comfortably
  • Get in your bare feet or socks
  • When you're ready, start the video playlist below which consists of two videos, Parts 1 and 2 of the Extended Mindful Movement Practice. Part 2 should start playing automatically once Part 1 finishes. If the playlist doesn't work for you, you can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here.