I am new to this forum, so hello! I am happy to be here. I have been doing yoga for a couple years and I am just now starting to experiment with meditation. My question is in regards to combining meditation and yoga. It has come to my attention that most of the yoga classes I attend do not have extended meditation as part of the class. I am wondering why this is? The class might have a five minute meditation BEFORE the class, or allow you to lay down in savasana for 15 minutes, but they never have you sit for an extended period after completing a series of postures. It is my historical understanding the yoga was originally created to relax and tire out the body so that a meditative state can be reached more easily. I think this is wonderful, but find that most people who regularly do yoga, myself included, do not meditate immediately after . . that’s if they meditate at all. I am all for the benefits of yoga without meditation . . . but in my current practice I am wanting both. It feels weird to get up and meditate in the morning and then rush off in my car to a studio to do a yoga class, it’s the opposite of what things used to be. Has anyone else come across this dilemma? I am open to any sort of response, as I was hoping to get a discussion going about the role of meditation and yoga and how the two work, or don’t work together. Thanks guys!