Mindfulness for Pain Practice: Zooming In

One way pain works on the mind is that it naturally focus all attention around the painful area. Here we practice bringing openness and curiosity to pain.

  Mindfulness for Pain Practice: Zooming In 10:30

Hello, my name is Alex Maizuss, and I will guide you through a 10-minute meditation working with physical pain, by paying close attention to the physical sensations or the pain without using the label “pain.” 

But before we start this practice, I’d like to invite you to ask yourself, “is the kindest thing to do right now?” Focusing fully on the pain is not easy, and there are times when it’s actually better to do something else instead. Such times could be when you haven’t slept well or have extra stress at work or at home, or maybe just feel more emotional than usual. In this case, it might be more suitable for you to practice one of the other pain meditations in this series. 

See, one way that pain works on the mind is that it will naturally focus all attention around the painful area. In this practice, we’ll bring some openness and curiosity to what we call pain by going beyond the label of “pain” and exploring what it means to you. 

Let’s start by finding a comfortable position. You can lie down for this meditation or sit in a…