This is the eighth (of twelve) episodes of The Practically Mindful Moment podcast series. PMM’s are brief bits of featured information on concepts and tactics from Dr. Greg Sazima’s new book, Practical Mindfulness: A Physician’s No-Nonsense Guide to Meditation for Beginners (Mango Media, release date 1/19/2021).
Each PMM clocks in at a user-friendly ten minutes or so; just a brief tuning in, learning opportunity, and brief guided exercise in mindfulness. (And a quick, shameless plug for the book.)
In this episode, Dr. S introduces an option for structuring the beginning of any meditation “sitting.” It’s three-step set up that grounds us in the moment, reminds of our belonging, and sets an intention for the following practice. The guided meditation that finishes the podcast works with this “here-we-go” starter routine in a brief breath practice.