Mindfulness Based Meditation (MBM) is a process of training the mind to function in a non-judgmental minute-to-minute mode (Gazella, 2005).
Meditation is the “intentional practice of uncritically focusing your attention on one thing at a time.” (Davis, 2010, p. 76).
Exactly what that thing might be is relatively unimportant and varies from one tradition to the next. MBM is a form of meditation that “offers both deep relaxation and insight.” (Davis, 2010, p. 97).
It cultivates a way of being in a harmonious relationship with what is.
One of the two main elements of the MBM is the Body Scan.
A body scan is often performed by first focusing the attention on the breath and then consecutively on each section of the body.
The second element is the breathing meditation, whereas the flow of the breath is the subject of the practitioner’s attention.