We love healing practices that are accessible and resources that are available to us anywhere or anytime. The body scan meditation is certainly one of our favorites and we are excited to share it with you!
Join Marti Peters-Sparling, MD in this 25 minute body scan meditation practice. During this video, you will be guided to bring attention to your body, noticing different sensations, as you mentally scan down, from head to toe.
Although there are many different styles of body scans and meditation, we hope you enjoy this simple and accessible body scan practice with Dr. Marti.
About Marti Peters-Sparling, MD:
Marti Peters-Sparling, MD is a board-certified Family Medicine physician with 18 years of experience. She did her undergraduate work at Central College in Pella, Iowa, where she graduated summa cum laude, medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, residency at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital (now Beaumont), in Wayne, MI, and she has been living in Kalamazoo for 14 years now.
Recently, Marti has completed the first step in teacher training for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through Beaumont Center for Mindfulness and Brown University. She will be completing the second step this fall (2020). A Michigander by birth, but a world traveler at heart she feels healthcare is a journey, and seeks to meet her patients wherever they are, without judgement or bias.
Her interests include meditation, mindfulness, pottery, and gardening, as well as spending time with her 2 beautiful young boys and husband.
About Body Scan Origin:
We deeply honor and give thanks to the origins of each healing practice and their ancestors. We are committed to learning the origins of the practice and encourage you to do the same.
Body scan meditation first originates from the Buddhist practice, mindfulness of breathing. U Ba Khin started vipassana meditation in 1937 under the guidance of Saya Thet Gyi who taught mindfulness of breathing (Anālayo, 2019).
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