Before doing this meditation for the first time, please read the Description of the Sitting Meditation. This 32-minute version is best when done as part of the 8-week MBSR course, but a 20-minute version is also available.
If you are deaf or hard-of-hearing, or English is not your first language, you may want to try the video version with closed captioning.
If you like, after doing this for a week or so, you might choose to do it without guidance at all. This is totally a matter of preference - some people choose to "go solo" after a time, and others always use the recorded guidance.
NOTE: You are welcome to download the audio version to another device. The recording can be accessed directly at https://palousemindfulness.com/disks/sittingmeditation.mp3. For help in downloading, see How to Download Recordings to Your PC or Mac.Common Concerns [ Click below. To return to this page, use the "back" button of your browser. ]
I CANNOT stop my mind from wandering!
I have trouble with using breath as the object of awareness. Is there an alternative?
How do you pay attention to breath without trying to control it?
A lot of emotion comes up - I get overwhelmed...
I keep nodding off or falling asleep...
I don't fall asleep, but I keep drifting off, missing whole parts of the meditation...