Meditation isn't new to my world but it once held place for me in THAT place where Buddhist's lived, along with very spiritual people, who seemed so un-me with perpetual their serenity and calm. That wasn't me.
Nor was I chaotic and stressed. But the more I read about meditation and heard of it's value in creating calm, encouraging mindfulness and promoting general all-round wellbeing, I knew I had to find a meditation that worked for me. And much as with yoga, I just had to 'get on the mat' so too with meditation- I just had to start somewhere, just not at an ashram in India.