- to meditate at a certain time each day,
- for a certain amount of time (such as 15 minutes),
- in a consistent environment (such as in certain chair, with or without a candle, with or without incense, etc.)
- wear loose fitting clothes
These meditation techniques provide you with a tried and true method get you to that space where true wonder and awe begins. But it doesn't mean it is the ONLY way to get there. In fact, once you have that process under your belt, you may also want to explore using other methods or adding to your meditation tool kit. Why? Because different meditation procedures can open different doors and take you to new paths.
For example, you can try meditating during a different time of day, or add more meditation slots into your day, or even meditate for longer periods, for example, Or you can try different positions, such as a standing meditation, or a walking meditation, or meditate with your eyes open. You can try meditating when you are in the air (such as on an airplane) or meditating as you float in water (or on a boat). You can also use various tools to stimulate your different senses (sound, smells, tastes, touch, etc.) in your meditation as well.
There are many wonders and a vast array of experiences awaiting you once you learn how to get into the "meditation zone". But there are also new pathways and doors that you can explore when you try going broader or deeper in your meditations.