It appeared that most students learning Buddhism will automatically assume Vipassana Meditation taught by Mr. S. N. Goenka synonymous with Buddhist meditation, methods taught by the Buddha, is it so?
Remark Added 15/03/2017
The knowledgeable Suminda (@Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena) pointed to an article which attempted to establish the "U Ba Khin Vipassana method told by Mr. Goenka" its connection with Mahayana (of the Chinese Lineage), this should definitely be refuted. Mr. Goenka himself with his entire Insight Movement is completely unrelated to the Mahayanist teaching.
In the article Ven. Analayo wisely drew inspiration from the Mahayanist Sutra however, it's uncertain under what circumstance someone provided him an incorrectly translated work:
念諸息遍身, 亦念息出入, 悉觀身中諸出息入息, 覺知遍至身中乃 至足指遍諸毛孔, 如水入沙, 息出覺知從足至髮遍諸毛孔亦, 如水 入沙.
Mindfulness [during] all breaths pervades the body, [while] being as well mindful of the out- and in-breaths. Completely contemplating the inside of the body [during] all out-breaths and in-breaths, awareness pervades and reaches inside the body up to the toes and the fingers and pervades every pore [on the surface of the body], just like water entering sand, aware from the feet to the hair [while] breathing out [and in], pervading every pore as well, just like water entering sand.
This should read as (translation is mine):
Set the mind to all the breaths be aware of their permeating the whole body (念諸息遍身). Also be mindful of the breath going-out and going-in (亦念息出入). Thoroughly observe all the out-going and in-going breaths inside the body (悉觀身中諸出息入息), be conscious of their permeating from inside the body unto the toes and fingers even pervading all the pores, as if water entering sands (覺知遍至身中乃至足指遍諸毛孔, 如水入沙). [When] breath going-out, be conscious of it from feet unto the hairs pervading all the pores, also as if water entering sands (息出覺知從足至髮遍諸毛孔, 亦如水入沙).
It definitely has nothing to do with Mr. Goenka's "body-scanning" technique.
Here breath 息 is not simply the air coming in-out the nose-mouth that we do in breathing. Ānāpānasmṛti (Pali: Ānāpānasati) meditation taught by most of the general media is incorrect. There are at least 3 stages: counting, following, stillness; progressed gradually.