The easiest way to start is to sit in silence and focus on your breathing. Then you should sit for an hour.
Mindfulness meditationis something that people can do almost anywhere. For example, while waiting in line at the supermarket, a person can calmly observe their surroundings, including the sights, sounds, and smells they feel.
Mantras-based meditation involves the continuous repetition of a set of syllables, phrases, or words aloud or silently. A person can interpret it with or without religious content. It's important to approach your new meditation practice with a healthy perspective. Try to be relaxed, curious and kind.
Staying in touch with these qualities will be helpful when you encounter some of the inevitable ups and downs of meditation. If you try too hard or criticize yourself, take a few deep breaths and give yourself permission to relax and take it easy. Remember that the purpose of meditation is not to achieve perfect control over your mind or to stop thinking altogether. The intention must be to provide a more compassionate, calm and tolerant approach to whatever happens.