Meditation is the method to familiarize the mind with virtue. It is a mental awareness that a virtuous object analyzes or concentrates on it. The virtuous object is one that soothes our mind when we analyze it or concentrate on it. If as a result of seeing an object, generate delusions such as anger or attachment, it means that it is not virtuous. There are also neutral objects that do not produce in the mind favorable or unfavorable effects.
Meditation can be of two types: analytical or site. When we look at or study the meaning of any text Dharma we have read or heard, we are doing analytical meditation. Deep contemplation of this teaching will lead us to a certain conclusion or generate a virtuous mental attitude. This conclusion or mental attitude will be the object of placement meditation. When we have found the desired through analytical meditation object, we must focus on it without distraction for as long as possible to get familiar with it. This pointed concentration is placement meditation. The term meditation is often used to refer to the placement meditation and contemplation, to mention analytical meditation. The placement meditation depends upon contemplation, and this, of listening or reading Dharma teachings.
The first stage of meditation is to stop distractions and achieve clarity and mental lucidity certain. This can be achieved with a simple breathing exercise. We choose a quiet place to meditate and sit in traditional posture with legs crossed one over the other, or in any other position that is comfortable. If we prefer, we can sit in a chair. The most important thing is to keep your back straight to avoid falling into a state of drowsiness.