So, what is everyone's technique's to get into a meditative state? Personally, I have been sitting in the lotus position, because it makes it easier for me to sit with my back straight. I fold my fingers together up to the middle finger, and point with my index fingers together, my thumbs are in the same manner but towards me instead of away. I close my eyes and focus on breathing for a little while until I'm breathing steadily. I then open my senses and just "observe" as it were, taking to personal value to anything, and my senses increased. It was a wild experience and very relaxing. Last night I sat on a porch swing in this same position, as it was moving. I stayed in the position and focused on my breathing until the swing was very still. (something I usually can't do, due to muscle spasms) After it was still the experience was amazing. I could hear all the birds and the chimes for about a block, along with anything else going on around me, I could kind of visualize what was going on with just hearing alone, bugs zooming past near or farther. What are some of anyone else's experience's while meditating?