osho active meditations are designed according to osho for the modern man. the modern man is so filled with suppressed emotions of different kinds in his body that he cannot sit silently. even if he can sit silently, the mind won’t stop. It’s full of random thoughts going on for eternity.
many meditative techniques require one to sit still and silent. but for most of us accumulated stress in our body mind makes that difficult. before we can hope to access our inner powerhouse of consciousness, we need to let go of our tensions.
osho active meditations have been scientifically designed by osho over a period of time to enable us to consciously express and experience repressed feelings and emotions, and learn the knack of watching our habitual patterns in a new way.
all of osho active meditations involve a beginning stage of activity — sometimes intense and physical — followed by a period of silence. all are accompanied by music that has been specially composed to guide the meditator through the different stages. osho has also recommended different meditations for different times of the day.
this 1-hour 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.
the meditation is meant to be done in the early morning, when “the whole of nature becomes alive, the night has gone, the sun is coming up and everything becomes conscious and alert.”
this 1-hour “sister meditation” to the osho dynamic is best done at sunset or in the late afternoon. being fully immersed in the shaking and dancing of the first two stages helps to “melt” the rock-like being, wherever the energy flow has been repressed and blocked. then that energy can flow, dance and be transformed into bliss and joy. the last two stages enable all this energy to flow vertically, to move upwards into silence. it is a highly effective way of unwinding and letting go at the end of the day.
nataraj is the energy of dance. this is dance as a total meditation, where all inner division disappears and a subtle, relaxed awareness remains. there are three stages, lasting a total of 65 minutes.
nadabrahma is the humming meditation – through humming and hand movements conflicting parts of you start falling in tune, and you bring harmony to your whole being. then, with body and mind totally together, you “slip out of their hold” and become a witness to both. this watching from the outside is what brings peace, silence and bliss. the meditations lasts 1 hour.
in this 1-hour meditation a gentle, unfamiliar language moves and speaks through the meditator, who becomes an empty vessel. it deeply relaxes the mind and creates inner peace. if done last thing at night, it also creates a profound sleep.
osho says that if the breathing is done correctly in the first stage of this 1-hour meditation, the carbon dioxide formed in the bloodstream will make you feel as high as gourishankar (mt. everest).this “high” is carried into the subsequent stages of soft gazing, soft and spontaneous movement, and silent stillness.
every circle contains a center. in the first three stages of this 1-hour energetic and powerful technique “centering” is the aim, through the creation of a circle of energy. then, in the fourth stage, the relaxation.
whirling is an ancient sufi technique. while your whole body is moving you become aware of your very being, the watcher at the center, which is unmoving. you learn to be an unidentified witness at the center of the cyclone. this 1-hour meditation is best done on an empty stomach, on bare feet and wearing loose clothing.
NO DIMENSIONS MEDITATION™
this 1-hour active centering meditation is based on sufi techniques, further developed and expanded by osho. using the breath and a series of coordinated body movements followed by whirling, your energy becomes centered in the hara, the “life energy” center below the navel. from there you can watch the mind and experience awareness and wholeness – the body moving in all directions, the center unmoving.
THE ART OF LISTENING
the osho audio talks are keys to understanding silence. for the first time in history, talking is used to provide an experience of listening, not to gain knowledge but to directly experience one’s own center of stillness, silence and relaxed awareness.
GIBBERISH and LET-GO
a method of release using sound and body movement, gibberish has been described by osho as “one of the most scientific ways to clean your mind.”
it is followed by a guided relaxation into a state of complete let-go.
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