Get in as comfortable a position as possible. This could be lying down, sitting in a comfortable chair or in a yoga lotus position. Fully relax your entire body. Then take your consciousness inside your body and fully scan everywhere inside your skin. Be aware of areas which feel tense or even painful. Allow a few moments to experience the physical sensations in each of the areas. Then focus on the one that seems to call out most for attention. Focus your attention on the physical sensation in all its nuances and observe how it changes. Enhance the process by nurturing words or phrases like a parent would soothe a child. One of my favorite sets of phrases is "I see you, I feel you, I bless you". It's OK if your mind wonders; just gently bring it back to focusing on the ever-changing physical sensation. Depending on your sensing skills, you may experience the sensation as changing shapes and colors and/or moving from place to place and/or building up and releasing pressure and/or as a vibration or electrical charge. Your task is to embrace the sensation and let it be and do what it wants. Simply experiencing the changing sensation in a nurturing way is one means by which the body de-stresses and heals itself. Since as modern humans we are largely out of tune with the subtleties of our bodies, it usually takes at least 30 minutes per sitting to really get into this practice and experience the benefits. An hour a day may change your life.
Individual sessions geared to learning and practicing this method are available in person and by phone. Small group workshops are also available in and near greater Kansas City. For further information you may e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.