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Pain—Embracing Physical Discomfort

Lecture no. 21 from the course: Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

Pain—Embracing Physical Discomfort

Taught by Professor Mark W. Muesse | 34 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Health,Fitness & Nutrition Courses

The skills of mindfulness offer powerful means to work with physical discomfort of all kinds. Consider the crucial distinction between pain and suffering as it directly affects our perceptions. Then experience two meditations for alleviating physical suffering—first, focusing on observing the exact sensation itself, then, on your response to the sensation.


October 4, 2015