Becoming mindful of the body is a great way to begin our mindfulness journey and as as long as we are not in chronic pain the sensations or feelings we experience in the body are very consistent and are not as dynamic as emotions or thoughts.
The body becomes a great starting point when we are trying to develop a non judgmental observation of what is arising in this moment. Thoughts and emotion have beliefs and values associated with them so we can understand why imposing a non judgmental approach to these two aspects of our humanity can be difficult in the beginning.
Mindfulness of the body is a great way to observe our subtle attitudes to perceived frustrating or enjoyable sensations. It give us opportunities to practice acceptance on the superficial level the body. For example beginning to accept the feeling of a headache or the pins and needles of a foot that has ‘fallen asleep’ can be a lot more digestible than accepting ones anxieties and limiting beliefs one has of themselves.
Mindfulness of the body starts us on the road to acceptance and equanimity