The main objective of any meditation is to relax the body and mind. The more you are able to achieve relaxation of body and mind the more you will benefit from your practice of mediation. If you are just starting here are some steps I used to get on my path of mediating.
1) Sit comfortably in a chair - feet touching the ground, hands in your lap
2) You may choose to close your eyes to focus on a particular object or keep them open and focus on an item in front of you
3) Spend 5 minutes breathing in through your nose (deep belly breathes) and gently breathing out through your mouth
4) Try to just be in the moment - remove all thoughts from your mind. If a thought comes,acknowledge it- release it and return to focusing on your breathing.
You can continue this process for as long as you like. I started out 5 minutes a day and gradually worked up to 15 minutes a day. Today I try to meditate twice a day, 10-15 minutes each time. I sometimes use a guided meditation or an instrumental CD - I found this helpful in keeping me focused and limiting any thoughts that may try to creep in.
This is a beautiful mediation that Oprah and Deepak are sharing with the world. I hope you enjoy it.
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