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Episode 16  |  March 7, 2021


In this episode of Pretty Good Meditation, we explore the concept of "home."

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

Body Scan

Pretty Good Meditation

Episode 15  |  February 21, 2021


In this episode of Pretty Good Meditation, we practice a well-known meditation technique called the body scan.

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

Meeting Meditation Three

Pretty Good Meditation

Episode 14  |  February 13, 2021


Someone requested that I record some meditations that could be used to start a meeting. So in this episode of Pretty Good Meditation, I offer you Meeting Meditation Three.

Do you have any requests? Please let me know using the contact form on matthewtift.com.

Meeting Meditation Two

Pretty Good Meditation

Episode 13  |  February 12, 2021


Someone requested that I record some meditations that could be used to start a meeting. So in this episode of Pretty Good Meditation, I offer you Meeting Meditation Two.

Do you have any requests? Please let me know using the contact form on matthewtift.com.

Meeting Meditation One

Pretty Good Meditation

Episode 12  |  February 11, 2021


Someone requested that I record some meditations that could be used to start a meeting. So in this episode of Pretty Good Meditation, I offer you Meeting Meditation One.

Do you have any requests? Please let me know using the contact form on matthewtift.com.

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.

Kayagatasati (Mindfulness of the Body)

Pretty Good Meditation

Episode 10  |  January 31, 2021


In this episode of Pretty Good Meditation, we practice another common form of meditation: kāyagatāsati, or "mindfulness of the body"

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.

Cultivate the Garden of the Mind

January 17, 2021
Garden with purple and yellow flowers

Yogis, meditators, mindfulness coaches, Christians, and countless other spiritual seekers commonly employ the metaphor of the garden to represent stewardship. To view the mind as a garden is to view it as a place with potential value and commit to cultivating it. One must locate the space and make effort, which can take a variety of forms. One can tend to the garden of the mind while doing yoga, meditation, or any other activity in life.