It is important when meditating to find a position that is comfortable and supportive for you, this may be sitting, lying down or standing, ideally in a place where you will be warm and undisturbed. Mindfulness meditation is about falling awake to your experience.
When meditating it can be helpful to close your eyes as this helps to minimise external distractions. If you feel more comfortable keeping your eyes open, it may be supportive softening your gaze, or if your sitting, lowering your gaze to hold a soft focus of the ground in front of you.
All my instructions are invitational, so acknowledging you have choices at all times, doing what feels right for you moment by moment ie: zoning out of instructions, returning to the breath, changing your position.
Ideally the bodyscan is practiced lying down, however it is important to find a position that is comfortable and supportive for you. As best you can letting go of expectations of how the practice should be.
Breath and Body
“Use the breath as an anchor to tether your attention to the present moment.Your thinking mind will drift here and there, depending on the currents and winds moving in the mind until,at some point , the anchor line grows taunt and brings you back“.