Meditation practice that doesn’t arise spontaneously (or comes to one organically) might only add to the stressload of everyday life.
Same goes, probably, for yoga and exercises of all sorts.
Which reminds me of good intentions—paving the road to the proverbial hell—and a great quote by Robert A. Heinlein:
“Goodness without wisdom always accomplishes evil.”
I’m not sure about the ‘always’ in that sentence but goodwill has indeed proven to be quite slippery a virtue over the last century.
What exactly is the connection there? Well, try and figure it out. The key word is spontaneous and organic . . . as opposed to programmatic.