You have probably heard so many good things about meditation but you feel your mind resisting and whispering 'it's not for you'. Don't give in to your mind, instead learn how to tame your mind by learning how to meditate. The first thing to begin your meditation practice is START.
Choose a time when you would like to meditate and set the timer (the best time is first thing in the morning).
If you have never meditated before, then start with only 1 minute per day.
Make a habit to meditate in the same place every time.
Wear comfortable clothing especially around your waist.
if you are cold cover yourself up with a blanket.
If you are tired then it's probably better if you rest first before meditating.
If your tummy is full, wait at least 2 hours before meditating.
Regarding your posture, the main thing is to have your spine nice and straight and in line with your neck and head. You can meditate seated on a chair or cushion. You can also meditate lying down, however if you are a beginner it's easier to fall asleep.
Once you are in a nice and quiet place where you won't be disturbed, begin focusing on your breathing.
Your inhale and your exhale.
If thoughts come to mind and they will, simply allow yourself to observe them without interacting with them.
Bring your awareness back to your breath over and over and over again.
Focus your attention in the here and now.
Meditation is a practice where the mind is encouraged to focus on the breath, a sound or an object.
Meditation is a practice where the mind is encouraged to relax by simply observing the thoughts without interaction.
Meditation is a practice where the mind is encouraged to become aware of any sensations, feelings, emotions, sounds.