As you may or may not know, the kind of yoga that I teach is based on the philosophies of an "old sage," the "father of Hatha Yoga," the one know as Patanjali. This philosophy outlines a system or path to find "enlightenment," "peace of mind," or "self-realization." One of the ways to get there is through seated meditation. (Fun fact: hatha yoga, the yoga we in the West see as normal yoga..the stuff on magazine covers and in clothing adds...is yet another way to get to "enlightenment," and is also the prerequisite for seated meditation)
The following is a good write-up of some of the benefits and how-to's for your own meditation practice.
Let the conversation begin... enjoy!
Compliments of Yoga Journal Online