PilatesEVO Mindfulness Meditation The Body Scan
This 10 minute mindfulness meditation will help you to relax and regain concentration and control. The meditation is given by Chris Hunt, the creator of PilatesEVO. In Chris’ own words:
“I really discovered the benefits of meditation when I became Buddhist. I travelled to Bangkok and spent several weeks living with the Buddhist monks and learning as much as I could about meditation. But like the Dalai Lama, my beliefs are not only spiritual, but I also require hard scientific evidence. What I learnt was that the best way to live our lives is to be in the present moment. Not being lost in thought about the past, or worrying about the future, not being distracted or overwhelmed by difficult emotions. Instead learning how to be in the here and now, how to be mindful and how to be in the present. It sounds so ordinary and easy, but the truth is that it is anything but ordinary.
A few years ago a research paper from Harvard concluded that our minds are lost in thought almost 47% of the time. This constant mind wondering is also one of the main causes of unhappiness. Our lives are short, so to spend almost half of our life lost in thought and potentially unhappy is tragic. Especially when there is something we can all do about. There is a positive, practical and scientifically proven technique which allows our mind to be healthier and less distracted. Even better news is that this need only take only 10 minutes a day and it is free! It can have a massive impact on our whole life.
Most people assume meditation is about controlling the mind, but this is not the case. It is about stepping back and seeing the thought and emotions clearly, witnessing them coming and going with a relaxed focused mind. But we need to know how to do it. Mindfulness meditation is essentially familiarising ourselves with the present moment. So how can we approach it in the right way to best the best out of it?”
PilatesEVO Mindfulness Meditation The Body Scan is one in a series of guided Mindfulness Meditations delievered by Chris Hunt and available here in the PilatesEVO shop.
You can read more about Mindfulness Meditation in an article written by Chris called Meditation Explained.