I am sure by now you have come across a study, article, or been advised by your MD to take up Meditation to improve your health and reduce stress. There are numerous ways to meditate and the key to success is to find a style that resonates with you. Meditation was very hard for me to be open to in the beginning. I started out with a goal of 10 minutes per day. About 5-7 minutes in I was fidgeting all around, looking at my watch, and my mind was going crazy. I couldn't wait for my buzzer to ring so I could move on with my day and tackle my to do list. I started meditation when I was in my yoga teacher training class because we were required to and I am a compliant student. I completed my assignment daily and began to notice the benefits. The days that my meditation practice didn't occur I noticed that my mood was not as pleasurable. I also noticed that I was actually more creative and productive on days when I took the time to meditate. I think a big key in building a successful meditation practice is that you must be compassionate with yourself and learn not to place judgement on whether or not today's meditation was "successful". I can teach you my meditation techniques and I can also direct you to some excellent meditation teachers and cd's to use.