How to meditate when there are a couple of hundred different techniques? well, its a good question. I will simplify the process for you in order to give a better chance to be successful in meditation. You have potential to win one of the ancient methods in the world.
Tip #1 Go to a Vipassana Retreat
As my subjective experience tells me, this is one of the best methods to learn how to meditate, simply from the conditions that you will be. Being in nature. No talking. No eye contact. No music. No writing. No meat.
Just meditating all day and practicing. it’s a fabulous way to become successful in meditation, especially with the hectic lifestyle we live.you can register to a course here (it’s free): Vipassana Meditation By S.N Goenka
Tip#2 Use breathing exercise before.
Breathing is a fundamental need we got used to ignoring. Breathing is the bridge between our body to our mind. It has a strong deep influence on both. its that connection between the conscious to the unconscious. a lot of research already discovered that its one of the keys to a healthy lifestyle.
Try this technique: Sit down, when your back is straight, and your body relaxed. Close your eyes and focus your attention in the area of your nose. Just observe it. Don’t change your breathing.
Just watch if your breathing is quiet or loud, deep or superficial. Focus your attention in the natural break between the aspiration to exhalation. Again, Don’t force a change in the breathing, and if you lose your attention, and start thinking just go back to the natural breathing.
Tip #3 Try a different type of meditation.
Change to a different type of meditation. There are more than 300 techniques for meditation. If you tried a meditation technique and you don’t feel comfortable with it. Give a chance to a different kind.
If you already practicing for a long time the same technic and it starts to make you feel uncomfortable. again change for a different one. Meditate before eating a meal not after. it will distract your level of attention because your body digests the food you ate. it will distract you
Tip #4 Set up a meditative zone.
Something really important and helpful for to slow your mind is to set up a special zone for the exercise. I will strongly recommend using a cushion, and a meditation mat. make an area with candle lights. with incenses. make it as your clean energetic spot.
The creation of an area will provide value, you will be able to see that it’s getting the energy of zen. your mind will get used to that place as a place for resting. With clean vibrations.