As the technology has changed over the past thirty nine years, these Series 1 guided mindfulness meditation practice programs, first available in audiocasette form, became available in the form of CDs, and now, as digital downloads, The content of the CD and digital download program is the same on all platforms. You will find that audiotapes are mentioned in the Series 1 meditations because of they were originally in that form alone. The Digital Downloads are packaged includes a PDF download page of instructions on "How to Use Your Mindfulness Meditation Practice CDs" and a note of explanation about the program from Dr. Kabat-Zinn.
Track 1: Body Scan Meditation 45 minutes
This is the first guided meditation program that people use in the Stress Reduction Clinic and MBSR programs. The body scan is a closely guided journey through your body as you bring moment-to-moment awareness to every region in turn, starting with the toes of the left foot. It is done lying on your back if possible. Through regular practice, it can help you to experience, inhabit, and explore profound moments of stillness, relaxation, and well-being, become much more intimate and accepting of your body as it is, learn to welcome and work effectively with all body sensations, even feelings of discomfort and pain, and to cultivate increasing powers of concentration (one-pointed attention) and mindfulness (a flexible, moment-to-moment, non-judging awareness).
Track 2: Mindful Yoga 1 45 minutes
A gentle sequence of mindful hatha yoga postures which help build strength, balance, and flexibility in both body and mind.
Track 3: Sitting Meditation 45 minutes
Detailed guidance and instruction for the practice of mindfulness meditation in a formal sitting posture, either on a straight-backed chair or on the floor on a cushion. There are long stretches of silence interspersed within the guidance for you to practice on your own. Sitting meditation is the traditional core practice of mindfulness meditation.
Track 4: Mindful Yoga 2 45 minutes
A different sequence of mindful hatha yoga postures, including many done standing.
Guided Mindfulness Practices with Jon Kabat-Zinn - Series 1 Digital Download
It’s worth it
"The Guided Mindfulness Practises" is an extremely valuable companion to the book Full Catastrophe Living.
Kabat Zinn's approach is sensitive, supportive and respectful and allows enough space to explore.
I highly recommend it!
These are useful files to accompany the book Full Catastrophe Living - the best part is giving the pace for performing the practice.