Embodied meditation: Focus on body sensation

Meditation is an opportunity to be mindfully present, moment by moment. Specifically, paying attention to what happens in our body, for instance, our breathing and our posture. It does not mean that there are no thoughts, feelings, or other distractions. Of course, there are plenty of those. It simply means that we use meditation time to practice being more in a sensing mode, i.e., directing our attention to sensations as opposed to thoughts. The thoughts, feelings and other distractions keep occurring, but we remember to keep bringing our attention back to sensing.

In this 22-minute video, Merete Holm Brantbjerg explains how she does it: by focusing on body sensation, as opposed to body experience. She addresses several questions to further clarify her approach.

Merete Holm Brantbjerg developed Relational Trauma Therapy, a psychomotor and systems-oriented approach specialized in including the invisible parts of us. She is an international trainer, group leader, and therapist based in Denmark. See her website and our other conversations .

See also:
How to practice embodied meditation
Redefining meditation.