There are many kinds of Meditation and Yoga and I encourage people to explore and find the kind that appeals to their own spiritual being, that makes them feel that “aha” sense of things coming together and making sense, or connecting the dots, so that life makes sense, to create a feeling that they are at one with the universe. Medical research has found that meditation improves a person’s all over sense of well being, it lowers stress, it increases focus and concentration, and may even reduce the risk for disease.
I began studying various forms of spirituality in my early teens and in 1977 I accidentally found myself performing an advanced technique and wanted to know how I had done it. A few months later I discovered it was an advanced technique from Transcendental Meditation (TM) group so I began my daily meditation practice in 1978 and practiced their advanced Sidhi technique for 4 years. Then I was led to find Self- Realization Fellowship (SRF) founded by Paramahansa Yogananda who started “The Church of all Religions” back in the 1920’s. His famous “Autobiography of a Yogi” is used as a text in Universities all over the world and has been translated in to 35 languages. He wrote abundantly and his writings include 3 years of weekly lessons on how to live life and how to practice more advanced meditation techniques, especially Kriya Yoga. I teach basic meditation techniques and they can be practiced for 5 minutes or longer periods of time. I have practiced some form of meditation & yoga daily since 1978. When I am able I also teach a system of Hatha Yoga from Yogananda's younger brother, Bishnu Gosh, who was Bikram’s teacher.
Here are links to the meditation and yoga groups I am familiar with but I encourage people to explore and search for the teachings or techniques that work best for them.