The following methods are all optional. You do not need a method to shift, it just helps you get into the mindset you wish to be in for shifting.
The one method everyone starts off thinking they need to do. This method is optional, like all other methods, but is the most known and talked about!
This is a method that I made up while working on this site! I haven't tested it yet, but it's based off of Minecraft Story Mode! Some of the concepts will be Minecraft related, and yes, you'll have to visualise for this one.