Meditation is a method of focusing the mind on a specific task or thought. It also teaches how to respond to stress triggers, observe our thoughts emotions and reactions and help to develop a higher state of awareness, relaxation and well being.
Meditation is the calming of the mind and the diverting of focus, there is no wrong way to do it, however there is some key points to make succeeding easier.
So like anything else it is a discipline that must be practised to get anything out of it worthwhile. So to begin meditation you need to be free from distractions and to do this you need a few basic things, Firstly you need to be in a place away from any interruptions from people, noise , smells anything which might draw your attention too much. Secondly you need to wear loose fitting comfy clothing, so as not to make you fidget too much or make you too hot or cold you need to be at your ideal temperature. Finally you need to get into a comfy position, this can be sitting down or laying down or kneeling whichever suits you the best.
Start by breathing in and out, in and out, drawing all your attention to your breaths, notice you chest rising and falling as you do and begin to count your breaths, keeping them nice and slow and steady. Empty your head of all thoughts, feelings and emotions, and just be one with yourself,when you are at the most relaxed you can be you are meditating, the key is keeping your focus for a period of time. At the start do a little every day and slowly increase it for example start at like 5 minutes every day for first two weeks and then when comfortable increase to 10 minutes, then to twenty and so on and so forth till you do about an hour. I wouldn't go any longer than an hour as it becomes very difficult to do this daily. There is also different types of meditation, if you do it as stated it is called self guided meditation, if you listen to music or follow a persons voice it is called guided meditation and if you concentrate on a specific object or idea or ritual it is focused meditation, highly used in Magick. After you have mastered this basic form of meditation you can adapt it into your magick which allows you to perform divination, clairvoyancy, invocation, evocation, astral travel and many more rituals.