Finding a nice quiet place for your practice is key in getting started. Sit in a comfortable position, with your feet on the floor or cross-legged, take a deep, slow breath and relax your body.
Concentrate on the slow deep breaths, feeling your tummy inflate and your chest rise. You can place one hand on your belly and the other over your heart as you breathe.
Exhale and within your exhale, make a sighing sound. It can be loud at first or soft, whatever makes you comfortable. Do this a few times, and then silence your breath.
Now focus on your breath by counting your exhales until you reach ten. When you get to ten, start over at 1. Allow your thoughts to wander through your mind, acknowledge them, and gently move them out.
You can visualize your thoughts in your hand, placing them outside of your realm of thought or gently swatting them away. You can even imagine your thoughts on a cloud softly drifting through your mind and away like they do in the sky.