Meditation and yoga have a symbiotic relationship. If you’ve ever practiced yoga, you may be aware of its ability to enhance concentration and relaxation, which are essential for a good meditation practice.
Yoga brings the mind, body and senses into balance, creating a sense of mental stillness that calms the nervous system. It grounds us physically and mentally, making us acutely aware of physical sensations, but allowing us to disconnect–a prime state for meditation.
Visualization, breath observance, maintaining open eye contact on an image or object, Sanskrit chanting, and observing physical sensations are all ways to incorporate active meditation into a yoga practice.