Osho’s dynamic meditation is a fast, intense and thorough way to break old, ingrained patterns in the bodymind that keep one imprisoned in the past, and to experience the freedom, the witnessing, silence and peace that are hidden behind these prison walls.
Osho’s meditation techniques are used by millions of people worldwide to reduce stress, increase creativity and personal power and find peace of mind, inner calm and stillness. During the hour long meditation you will experience some active techniques (Chakra breathing, Nataraj, No Dimensions, Kundalini, Vipassana) that involve sound, breathing, movement, dance and stillness. They are suitable for all ages, temperaments and levels of health and spiritual growth. They are simple to learn and once learned you can use them for the rest of your life. You will taste the fullness of peace that will be with you forever.
Osho is a modern Buddha whose wisdom, clarity and humor have touched the lives of millions of people all over the world. He is creating the conditions for the “New Man”, a new kind of human being who is aware, life affirming and free. This “New Man” can be you!
At Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat, Shola Angela Ricco, facilitates the active meditations. She has been a practitioner of Osho Meditation since 1999. She was certified to lead Osho’s Meditation Training in Pune India.She has been facilitating workshop at Kalani since 2004.
What Osho Said About the Dynamic Meditation
“This is a meditation in which you have to be continuously alert, conscious, aware, whatsoever you do. The first step, breathing; the second step, catharsis; the third step, the mantra, ‘Hoo.’
Remain a witness. Don’t get lost. It is easy to get lost. While you are breathing you can forget; you can become one with the breathing so much that you can forget the witness. But then you miss the point. Breathe as fast, as deep as possible, bring your total energy to it, but still remain a witness. Observe what is happening as if you are just a spectator, as if the whole thing is happening to somebody else, as if the whole thing is happening in the body and the consciousness is just centered and looking. This witnessing has to be carried in all the three steps. And when everything stops, and in the fourth step you have become completely inactive, frozen, then this alertness will come to its peak.” – Osho
Video demonstrations – there are many, many different techniques
Osho Dynamic Meditation™ – How to do Oshos’ Active Meditation
The meditation lasts one hour and has five stages. Keep your eyes closed throughout, using a blindfold if necessary. It can be done alone, and can be even more power if is done with others.
For the first stage of ten minutes stand with your feet shoulder width apart and knees relaxed and slightly bent. This will help you to stay loose throughout. Make sure you have enough space to allow your whole body to move and really get into the breathing. Keep your mouth closed and breath fast and deep through the nose. Breathe like bellows emphasizing the exhalation (the out breath). And avoid getting into any rhythm. Be total, don’t let up. Allow the energy to build and build.
It is important to stay aware of the breathing to observe from the inside as if you were just a spectator. As if everything is happening to somebody else.
EXPLODE! Allow all your feelings to come out over the next 10 minutes. A little acting can help you to start and then you will find many emotions surfacing on their own accord, whatever comes out: anger, sadness, laughter, fear, just let it all erupt through body movements and sound. The feelings will keep changing if you stay open and don’t let your mind interfere with what is happening. Be total but stay conscious observing from inside. If you can’t make noise because of the neighbors, a catharsis is just as effective when you turn the sound inside channeling all your feelings into bodily expression.
Keep your eyes closed, arms raised and for the next ten minutes jump up and down shouting “hoo” as you land on the floor. Keep your knees unlocked so that you can land on the flat of your feet. Don’t hold back, totally exhaust yourself but remain aware of everything that is happening inside and outside of you. If physical space makes it impossible to make noise let the impact of the “hoo” move inside soundlessly.
STOP! Freeze immediately when you hear the “stop” and for the next 15 minutes remain just like a statue, eyes closed without adjusting the body in any way at all. From inside just be a watcher, observing passively any bodily sensations, any thought any feelings as well as being aware of anything happening outside you. The first three stages are a preparation for this stage.
Still with your eyes closed, for the last stage of fifteen minutes, just let the body move into dance as a celebration.
You can download the music for this meditation here.