There are practically countless meditation techniques that can be done without any additional help. Some use meditation scripts, others are simply breathing exercises. By trying out various types and techniques, you will soon find the one (or ones) that will work best for you. Beware, the one you end up keeping at in the end might not be the one you started with in the first place!
Once you have settled for one set of meditation exercises, then work with that one only, or settle for alternating between 2 or 3, but no more. You don't want to confuse your mind with too many different exercises, however at first, when you are only starting out, it is just normal to go through various ones until you find the right exercise for yourself.
Afterall we are all different, we are all at various levels of experience and learning in our lives, and even our needs are at different levels as we speak.
When you start out with meditation, start with some basic meditation exercises which are easier to do than the more advanced once. I know this sounds like a 'doh I knew this' statement, but bear with me.
Too many people try out difficult meditations simply because they don't know that they are difficult. By focusing on the wrong exercises, they end up giving up meditation alltogether saying that 'meditation doesn't work'.
Since I started with meditation a few years back, I had the chance to chat with many people who are also meditating and some who 'tried' to meditate. Many gave up and when I asked them what meditations they started out with, they gave me the names of some meditation techniques that were simply not for beginners. No wonder they gave up!
Not all meditations are the same, and I can say that with certainty, since I've tried several already.
So below is a list of meditations, some basic, some more advanced, that you can try out on your own. I will give you the right meditation posture and any tools that you might need, and then the steps to do them.