The truth is: it’s impossible to meditate.
Meditation is an experience, which may arise after practicing yoga postures and breathing techniques. It cannot be done, because it is not an activity. It cannot be taught, because there is nothing to teach. It is a peaceful quality of mind that forms spontaneously.
When I first started practicing what I recognized as meditation, I was hooked on it. I got to the point where I was sitting cross-legged with my eyes closed for up to two hours a day. I was even teaching daily meditation classes, and I definitely thought it was a great thing for everyone. Well, it is to a certain extent. But, I had started neglecting my actual yoga practice, which is a problem.