There is often a belief that meditation is sitting quietly and becoming thoughtless and silent in the mind. Yes, this is something to strive towards but it is more a goal than an expectation of what will happen when we ‘meditate’. For most people who practice meditation stilling their mind for a few seconds is great. When we meditate the reality is that we will notice many thoughts going through our minds, and perhaps more than normal. This is OK.
Meditating is about developing a neutrality towards the thoughts which enter the mind, allowing them to pass just as they came and instead of entertaining the thoughts, refocusing on the meditation focus.
There are many techniques in yoga to help us develop our ability to focus, go within and connect to your spirit. Techniques such as breathwork & awareness, sound and mantra, drishtis or eye focus points, and mudras & movements can help your mind focus and encourage a stillness within the mind. Everyone can meditate!!