Swami Veda Bharati holds the prestigious title of Mahamandaleshwara in the Swami order of monks. He is also the Chancellor of HIHT University, Dehradun, which was established by Master Swami Rama. He has authored approximately 18 books on Indian spirituality including a 1500 page comprehensive commentary on two of the four chapters of Patanjali’s Yoga-sutras. Before taking the vows of Swamihood in 1992, Swami Veda Bharati was known as Dr. Usharbudh Arya.
Meditate as an experience of the heart - the way you feel love inside your heart. And let that be a feeling, 'Am I doing it right? Is this the technique? Is this what he said? Is this the sequence? What's the right technique for a child to cry for mother's milk? What's the right technique for a child, the baby infant, to express his thanks for the mother's milk? Exactly how wide should he stretch his mouth to smile at the mother?
The techniques emerge though natural experience. Description of the experience is the technique. But the experience cannot be gained by technique alone. Please remember the method, the technique comes out of the description of the experience. And that is how all the hatha yoga has originated. It is a description of the events that have happened in the prana body, which has then moved the physical body, and brought changes in the physical body. But by techniques, you will not learn to awaken the prana. You will still have to go into the experience. Simply by placing the body in that position, you will not gain the benefit. You can use all ropes and the pulleys to put the body in this shape or that. Yoga is self dependence. If yoga requires ropes and pulleys and props, it's no yoga. The only rope it requires is the breath.
Simply feel the flow and the touch of your breath in your nostrils. Exhale and inhale gently, slowly and smoothly. When you come to an end of a breath, let there be no pause. With the mantra flowing, resolve in your mind that for next two minutes, there will be no interrupting thoughts, and there will be no pause between breaths. Make the resolve and begin now. Without breaking the flow, gently open your eyes. Maintain the flow.