Start by making sure you are sitting in a comfortable position. You can sit crossed legged on the floor or on a seat with your feet apart, soles on the ground. Placing the hands on your knees, palms facing upwards allows the cool breeze to start flowing in your palms and through your body. (Don’t worry if this doesn’t happen immediately, for some people it takes a while to achieve this state, but with perseverance you will get there.)
If you feel heat or tingling on the left or right palm, use the left and right side clearing techniques to counteract this. Meditation is achieved more easily when you are not feeling heat on the left or right channel, when you feel cool on both palms, meaning you are in balance.
Another useful technique is to focus your attention from the bottom of your spine and trail it to the top of your head several times finally leavi and the last time I leave my attention on top of my head. This allows you to settle into the quiet space above your head. This space, above your thoughts, your worries and anxieties, is a place where mental silence can be felt.
Sometimes I cannot reach this state but I just keep my attention there and slowly I can feel myself and my thoughts slowing down and I become more peaceful.
I have found that the more I meditate, the closer I come the next time to reaching the state of meditation - like exercising a muscle at the gym, the more you do it, the more effortless it becomes.