Tine 595 Posted September 3, 2019 The main topic of week one is the exploration of "What is Mindfulness?" and the realisation that "There is more right with us than wrong." How do these topics show up for you - if at all - in relation to the first formal practice, the body scan? I'm interested in hearing about your experiences with the bodyscan in the first week of the MBSR course. Personally, I remember that I used to perceive the bodyscan as the most boring of all practices and only after many tries, I did start getting a feeling for it. I still zoom out once we get to the back, and I tend to miss the arms and hands, and I am back when we get to the neck. What helped was the bodyscan sitting up or starting at the head and working down to the toes. This was it's easier for me to not "just relax". I now also fall asleep sometime during the practice which I do perceive as a good thing because it shows to me that all in all I am more relaxed as falling asleep rather spontaneously is not something I used to be able to do. For me the voice in my head telling me that I should be doing something "useful" instead and that I know it all already is the loudest during the bodyscan. At the same time, I know better as I only became an MBSR teacher as I realised the profound changes in my life after having taken the course and established a regular meditation practice.