A partial answer.
In Shaivaism, the practice of meditation is recommended for
Its true that Yoga is a proven way of achieving Moksha but what you say is not entirely true also.
Even in the so-called "Shaivism" the "Bhakti MArga" seems to be the best way to attain liberation.At least ,Shiva Himself says so in the Kurma Purana :
Parama Shiva asserted:
Naaham Tapobhirvividhairna Daanena na cheyjyayaa, Shakyo hi Purushair
(I am always realizable by Bhakti or Pure Devotion and not necessarily
by Tapasya, Daana or Charity and Yagnaas!)
Na madbhaktaa vinashyanti madbhaktaa veeta kalmashaah, Aadaavetat
pratigjaanam na mey bhaktah pranashyati/ Patram Pushpam Phalam toyam
madaaraadhana kaaranaat, Yo mey dadaati niyatah sa meyBhaktah
My Bhaktaas would never be destroyed nor harmed but would be washed
off their sins as I took a vow that my Bhaktas are protected. Bhaktas
are merely required to perform my Puja with utmost sincerity and offer
leaves, flowers, fruits and even water as I would be pleased).
So,as you can see,Parama Shiva himself is speaking so highly of the "Bhakti MArga".
Dhyanena maam prapashyanti kechirjjnanena chaaparey, Aparey bhakti
yogena chaaparey/ Sarveshaameva bhaktaamaamishtah Priyataro mama, Yohi
jnaanena maam nitya maadhaaraahyayati nyaayathaa/ Anye chaye trayo
Bhaktaa madaaraadhana kaankshinah, Teypi maam praapunanteva
naavartantey cha vai punah
Some persons seek my Darshan through Dhyaana or meditation, some by
Jnaana, but those by Bhakti are most dear to me and they would have no