I’ve always been a little leery of Meditation, because it seems like such a strange thing to do. You sit on the floor with your legs crossed, then what? Well, then almost nothing!
In its most basic form, you do indeed sit on the floor with your legs crossed, (but you can also sit on a chair) and then you just focus on your breathing. Just relax and notice how your breath goes in, and out, and in, and out. This focused breathing is supposed to keep your mind from wandering. IF your mind has a tendency to wander, like mine does, you try very hard to bring it back to concentrating on your breathing. This takes your mind off of everything else, and allows you to relax. After you’re fully relaxed, you can stop and go on with life, feeling much better for having taken a nice break.
There are, of course, Yoga Meditation Techniques for Spiritual Growth, and Transcendental Progress, but I’m going to have to work up to that!