What is Meditation? 

Meditation is an ancient tradition – it has been practiced since around 1500 BCE, although some say that it was practiced before this, as archaeologists discovered evidence of meditation in wall art from the Indus Valley, which dated from approximately 5,000 BCE. When we practice Meditation, we become a part of a long history of self-discovery and enlightenment.

While yoga poses quiet the body, meditation quiets the mind. In Meditation, both mind and body are quiet and the practitioner can see themselves clearly, discovering their true nature, and ultimately, perhaps, experiencing existence as pure and boundless bliss. There are many different forms of meditation - from the secular to the religious. Each type offers a different method - from the repetition of mantras, to the use of prayer beads. 

Go to Meditation Yoga if you want: 


Breath-synchronised movement 


Emotionally restorative yoga 

Energy flow 

Hand gestures 






Whole-life approach 

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Who was Meditation Yoga founded by? 

Meditation Yoga is a traditional practice which dates back thousands of years. It is a part of both the Buddhist and Hindu religion, featuring in their ancient texts. 

When was Meditation Yoga founded? 

Some of the earliest written records of Meditation Yoga come from the Hindu traditions, around 1500 BCE, in The Vedas – texts outlining the history of the practice of yoga.

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Lucy Edge 

is a yoga advocate and writer with three yoga books to her name, including the beloved travel memoir Yoga School Dropout. She writes regularly for the national press, has authored over 150 guides to types of yoga and yoga poses, discovered nearly 250 proven health benefits of yoga through her painstaking classification of 300 clinical studies, and collected more than 500 personal testimonials to the real life benefits of yoga. She is also the creator of our yoga shop – YogaClicks.Store – handpicking yoga brands that are beautifully made by yogis committed to environmental and social sustainability.