Lessons in Meditation by Jyotish Novak is a wonderful book to learn first hand about meditation. Based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, Lessons in Meditation teaches you how to learn to relax, focus the mind through visualization, prayer and chanting, and learn exercises before and after meditation.
Novak states in the book, "We simply need to still the mental restlessness which, like static on a radio, prevents us from hearing clearly our own natural 'program'." Deep meditation comes spontaneously when our whole being is internalized and focused at the point between the eyebrows. Focusing on the Third Chakra is the utmost importance when meditating.
In 1946 Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda brought the teachings of meditation, Kriya yoga, and Self-realization to millions of spiritual seekers worldwide. If you are interested in learning the indepth teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, visit Crystal Clarity Publishers for more information.