First off, this is like many other things in that daily practice is by far the most important thing you can do, that is my number one tip: continuity in practice is vital.
Only 5 minutes a day every day, no matter what, is far, far better than three hours once a week:
(*Note: Meditation doesn’t have to be in any way related to religion, I just really like this quote as it makes the point quite nicely and it comes from a reputable source as it relates to meditation)
“The most important thing is practice in daily life; then you can know gradually the true value of religion. Doctrine is not meant for mere knowledge, but for the improvement of our minds. In order to do that, it must be part of our life. If you put religious doctrine in a building and when you leave the building depart from the practices, you cannot gain its value.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, from ‘ A Policy of Kindness’
Have a look at this, and then stick around for a few vital tips afterwards:
|achieve–how do you feel afterwards? How relaxed? How peaceful? If you get good results in 5 minutes, then 5 minutes was sufficient. Remember, 5 minutes every|
day is better than any amount of time only once or twice a week.
A View on Buddhism: THIS is the definitive online source for Buddhist meditation, and what I’m linking to here is a much more extensive and detailed article on meditation. This article here was just to get you started in 5 minutes so that you can get a taste of it and get started, but if you find this is to your liking this article at A View on Buddhism is my next recommended step for you.
How-to-Meditate.org: this is a really excellent site, lots of info. on different meditation styles plus they have a little tool at the bottom that will help you find meditation centers and schools in your area, very nifty.
Shambala Sun: LOTS of articles on meditation, meditation, and more meditation. If you’re really enthused by this stuff, then this is the site for you.
Ever since I hooked an ignition coil up to a car battery and zapped myself I've been interested in 'how-to' do all sorts of things--I put some of them here.