|An example of mindful processing, a form of meditation useful in everyday situations. Here I am sitting in yoga teacher training, using a personal mudra for perfecting neural pathways (learning).|
Many people associate yoga with meditation. Some forms of yoga are said to have been developed to limber and strengthen the bodies of supplicants (monks) so they could sit for hours without moving - "sitting in meditation," it's called. Seated meditation is one form commonly known; other forms of meditation included ambulatory (walking) meditation, chanting/repeating a sound (sometimes combined with other forms) and moving meditations that involve repetitive motion, such as spinning (dervish yoga). In general the purpose of meditation is to achieve a state of being (some say state of mind) more integrated with the whole of reality, which is what some term "clarity" or "transcendence."
For guidance on how to meditate in a variety of ways check out these articles by my friend Dave Berman, a skilled medical hypnotist, at Manifest Positivity:
Trillions of Reasons to Look Within
Mapping Across: Moving the Meditation Mantras
Hardwiring Happiness into the Brain