The two Series 1 tapes were originally used by the patients in Dr. Kabat-Zinn's classes in the Stress Reduction Clinic. They are also used in conjunction with Dr. Kabat-Zinn's book, Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress , Pain and Illness You will find extensive descriptions of the meditation practices used on the tapes in this book, as well as pictures of the mindful hatha yoga sequences on the reverse sides of both Series 1 tapes. Thousands of people have used these two tapes either alone or in conjunction with the book to develop and sustain a meditation practice based on mindfulness, and to benefit from its stress reducing, healing, and transformational potential when practiced regularly.
Tape 1: Guided Body Scan Meditation/Guided Yoga 1 45 minutes/side
This is the first guided meditation practice tape that people use in the Stress Reduction Clinic. The body scan on Side One 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 enter and explore deep states of relaxation, become much more intimate and accepting of your body as it is, learn to work effectively with body sensations and feelings of discomfort and pain, and cultivate increasing powers of concentration (one-pointed attention) and mindfulness (a flexible, moment-to-moment, non-judging awareness). Side Two has a gentle sequence of mindful hatha yoga postures.
-from the publisher's website