I am not one for really alternative things, having had a very scientific education. Too much ying and yang and I switch off. A shame, because I think it has really limited my ability to access some potentially very valuable resource. But as a starting block for anyone looking for some Western meditation that is easy to understand and very grounded, I would really recommend Autogenics.
Check out the British Autogenic Society to find out more.
As a patient you are always 'tuned in' to your body and feel that you are constantly aware of it. Autogenics has taught me a whole new way of being my body and observing it and really 'tuning in' to it in a deeper way than I ever had before.