Meditating has a learning curve you need to be aware of. It is not something you are going to get the hang of immediately. Here are some tips that will help beginners get started with meditating.
Meditation uses the mind to bring about inner balance within your body and mind. Yoga utilizes slow movements to bring the body into a strong and flexible state.
Mediation is an important part of Yoga. But even without Yoga, mediation can help to keep your brain young.