If you can stop the ceaseless chattering of the ego mind even for 10 seconds, you have achieved a meditative state. How you get there is a matter of taste. Some people practice spiritual one-upmanship by telling others of how long they sat in the lotus position or otherwise subjecting themselves to enormous physical difficulties. This can be another manifestation of the ego and may have nothing to do with being in touch with their Inner Body.
Others can maintain a peaceful, non-reactive mind in the midst of chaos and unrest without ascribing to any particular discipline. Sitting quietly on a mountain top may be ideal for practice, but true meditation is a living thing, not sequestered away from the challenges of life.