Please don’t expect that the very first time you meditate you’re going to empty your mind and feel wonderful afterwards. It’s hard work.
At first you might want to relax your body in a comfortable meditation posture, whatever that means to you..choose a place without distractions, close your eyes, concentrate on your breath…breathe in, breathe out..maybe count twenty repetitions of that.
And sometimes it IS wonderful. Other times you just can’t settle but it just is – it’s different every time. However one day, even just briefly, you’ll experience blissful calm, notice you’re smiling, and all is right with your world. And then you can call on that at other times. Anytime, anywhere. That’s why I smile so much.
Instruction varieties are endless. You don’t need instruction. Unless it’s part of your daily practice, and you have a specific style, just breathe. Let your shoulders drop and the corners of your mouth lift.