Meditation is a formal practice in which individuals train their minds by themselves. They self-induce a mode of consciousness in order to realize some benefit over the body or the mind. Often, meditation may involve cultivating a feeling or internal state such as love, or compassion or reflecting to a specific focal point.
Meditation is not about getting rid of the thought, but rather being an observer to the thought without reacting to it. The point of meditation is being present in the moment with your conscious mind. In the meditative state you alone are aware of your true self beyond your body and brain.
Meditation also means relaxation. When you are in the meditative state you whole body relaxes, all the muscle groups that were tense and under a lot of stress throughout the day, practising your daily routines with their help, will progressively relax. And there are quite a lot of ways in which you can practice meditation.