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Ujjayi Pranayama

Pretty Good Meditation

Episode 11  |  February 7, 2021


In this episode of Pretty Good Meditation, we practice a well-known type of yogic breathing called ujjayi pranayama, or "victorious breath."

The theme music "Maxixe" performed by Edson Lopes is licensed under CC BY 3.0.

Mindfulness of Breathing

January 24, 2021
Person in the woods eyes closed with head against a tree

Breath is an ever-present aspect of life, which is part of the reason why "mindfulness of breathing," or ānāpānasati in Pāli, is probably the most common form (object) of meditation. Typically, the practice involves focusing attention on the physical sensations caused by the movement of the breath, the in-breaths and the out-breaths. Mindfulness of breathing is a feeling practice, not a thinking practice. It's so profoundly simple that we can do it at any time, whether seated in meditation, holding a yoga posture, or picking up after the dog.

Anapanasati (Mindfulness of Breathing)

Pretty Good Meditation

Episode 9  |  January 24, 2021


In this episode of Pretty Good Meditation, we practice the most common form of meditation: ānāpānasati, or "mindfulness of breathing."

The theme music "Maxixe" performed by Edson Lopes is licensed under CC BY 3.0.

The Pause between Breaths

Pretty Good Meditation

Episode 2  |  December 5, 2020


Between each in breath and out breath, there is a pause. Between each out breath and in breath, there is a pause. We can use these pauses as the focus in our meditation.

The theme music "Maxixe" performed by Edson Lopes is licensed under CC BY 3.0.

You Can Meditate for Two Minutes

Pretty Good Meditation

Episode 1  |  December 3, 2020


When I first started to get serious about meditation and wanted to establish a daily meditation practice, I literally began with two minute meditations. I found a website called QuietKit.com and began with their two minute guided meditations. So it seemed fitting for this inaugural episode of Pretty Good Meditation to offer a two minute meditation.

The theme music "Maxixe" performed by Edson Lopes is licensed under CC BY 3.0.