Everything takes practice -- the repetition and failure that assures a relative success.
Same in meditation practice. Over and over again ... and a lot of what is sometimes called 'good' meditation and 'bad' meditation.
One of the tricks of the trade, I think, is to get over "practice."
Look it over -- at the same time anyone is 'practicing,' s/he really is practicing ... so there's no need to practice. It's like being at home and wishing fervently you could go home.
It's kind of funny.
And sometimes it's enough to make you weep.