American Yoga and meditation are similar in some sects.
In America, Yoga is more physical, but the ultimate form of Yoga is the expression of meditation. Yoga is preparation, letting go of tension, stress in each organ, each muscles, each nerve ending before ending in the Corpse Pose (Savasana}. Entry for focus on the breath, meditation..
It does not take intelligence, wisdom or skill to benefit from this practice. .
It takes daily action, results will handle themselves.