meditation is a precise technique for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that is totally different from the normal waking state. 

 

meditation is a process of giving your full attention to whatever object you have chosen.

in this case you are choosing to be aware of the breath.

allow yourself to experience your breathing in an open and accepting way.

do not judge or attempt to control or change it.

open yourself so fully that eventually there is no distinction between you and the breathing. 

meditation is not a part of any religion.

it is a science.

which means that the process of meditation follows a particular order, has definite principles, and produces results that can be verified.