There are many tools and techniques that we can learn that will help us experience meditation. These tools and techniques help us to shift our external and outgoing attention, inward.
Typically there is a point of focus or concentration, for example the breath, a sensation in the body, candle gazing, a mantra or intention (Om Shanti / Peace) to give the active mind something to occupy it, diverting from the natural swinging of its dual nature.
With continual repetition and concentration on one thing over a period of time, then a gap occurs, the mind slows down, the breath slows down and mediation simply happens. There is a quality of non doing. When Meditation happens, Yoga happens.