We often approach a new sport, science or game by learning the ins and outs, the do's and don'ts etc. In contrast, when it comes to spiritual healing, the practice is moulded to suite the practitioner.
In history, it is of course traced back to Buddhism. Meditation plays a key role in the teaching of the Buddha. The Buddha himself was the greatest meditator the world has ever seen, and his usual stance, as depicted in statues, etc., is the cross-legged meditative position.
Meditation especially is an extremely personal journey. Not all practices may involve the cross-legged-for-hours stereotype, which can scare some first timers away. Modern day meditation practices can look very different, as people bend and shape the practice to suit their needs.
For those reading this who have done very little, or even no meditation in the past, I would be happy to guide you through the first initial steps to find what you need.