For 10 years I studied many approaches to meditation. But I got lost in the forest of meditative practices, chasing after techniques. The day I started teaching is when I realized most meditation practices only teach you how to “get there”, but don’t actually show you how to be there. Otherwise, it’s straight to being there without techniques to get there.
Thanks to the Internet, everyone has access to a wide array of meditative practices. People tend to be faithful to their first love. That’s no prescription. It’s a buffet. Start today with the practice you already know.
If you’re completely new, what are your goals? Stress relief, improved focus, freedom from distractions, knowing God? I choose meditative practices based on my primary goals of emotional fitness and spiritual growth, and my students tend to share those goals.