Grown up watching men, women and even children meditating in the divine lands of Himalayan valley. Yes, the most special place of meditation was Himalayas.
The famous story of a Goddess doing tap (meditation) to convince a God to marry her is famous in this region. This story is very old. This is of the times when Ganesha was not born. Ganesh and Kartikay were born after their marriage.
The following are fictional paintings and do not refer to any person – real, religious or fictional.
Yes, women too performed Yog and Meditations.