This is a picture of the Hindu Temple Shiv Mandir in Bangalore, India -- a statue of Lord Shiva. Shiva is The Lord of destruction in Hinduism but also possesses the typical Hindu beliefs; some of which, are close to my heart.
Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there - buried under the thoughts the average person thinks every day. Adding yoga to the mix can make it that much more beautiful.