During this 2.5 hour session, participants engage in a combination of the three major formal mindfulness practices that they have also been practicing at home during the preceding three weeks. These include: mindful hatha yoga, sitting meditation and the body scan. In this class, a brief guided body scan can be practiced before the start of the sitting practice (this is optional and lying down is not necessary). Instruction emphasizes the development of concentration, embodiment, the capacity to train and re-direct attention, and the systematic expansion of the field of awareness.
The above content was taken from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Authorized Curriculum Guide © 2017
Version Revised and Edited by:
Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA
Florence Meleo-Meyer, MS, MA
Lynn Koerbel, MPH
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD (MBSR program founder and creator of the MBSR curriculum)