Dynamic Meditation : The
Before I tell you about this meditation technique, let me clarify that
the meditation technique described here is
the 'Osho Dynamic Meditation technique' ( the one which is normally
practiced today.) The
'Osho Dynamic Meditation' is the trademark of 'Osho International
Foundation', Pune. You can visit there official website here
Further if you want to learn the
'Osho Dynamic Meditation technique', you can learn it here.
meditation technique described here in detail is the earlier,
enjoyable version of dynamic meditation technique. This technique
has been taken from an essay on Osho by Christopher Calder from his
website. His website http://home.att.net/~meditation/
is a good collection of articles on meditation, Buddhism and
spirituality. Though I do not agree with every word Christopher has
written , most articles in his site are interesting, enjoyable and worth
reading. You can download a formatted version of his meditation handbook
The following is correct and most effective version of dynamic
meditation technique. It has four stages, each lasting ten minutes.
Stage #1) Start by standing with your eyes closed and breath deep and fast through your nose for ten minutes. Allow your body to move freely. Jump, sway back and forth, or use any physical motion that helps you pump more oxygen into your lungs.
Stage #2) The second ten minute stage is one of catharsis. Let go totally and be spontaneous. You may dance or roll on the ground. For once in your life screaming is allowed and encouraged. You must act out any anger you feel in a safe way, such as beating the earth with your hands. All the suppressed emotions from your subconscious mind are to be released.
Stage #3) In the third stage you jump up and down yelling Hoo!, Hoo!, Hoo! continuously for ten minutes. This sounds very silly, and it is funny, but the loud vibration of your voice travels down to your centers of stored energy and pushes that energy upward. When doing this stage it is important to keep your arms loose and in a natural position. Do not hold your arms over your head as that position can be medically dangerous.
Stage #4) The fourth 10 minute stage is complete relaxation and quiet. Flop down on your back, get comfortable, and just let go. Be as a dead man, totally surrendered to the cosmos. Enjoy the tremendous energy you have unleashed in the first three stages and become a silent witness to the ocean as it flows into the drop. Become the ocean.
This wonderful technique is intended to grow with the student and change as the student changes. After a few years of practicing the method vigorously the first three stages of the meditation should drop away spontaneously. You then go into the meditation hall, take a few deep breaths, and immediately go deep into the ecstasy of the fourth stage.
The method is fluid, health giving, and fun. Those new students who wish to experiment with Rajneesh Dynamic Meditation should read the
following precautionary steps before experimenting with this powerful technique.
Obviously one must practice Dynamic
Meditation in a safe location and not near the edge of a cliff
or on a hard surface where one might fall and break one's skull. A large
room or hall with thick carpeting is good. Outdoors in the early morning
on a soft and well tended lawn with group participation is best. Do it
on an empty stomach and avoid falling into dangerous objects such as
windows. It is allowable to briefly open one's eyes occasionally to
maintain your location. Create a safety zone around your dancing and
spontaneous body movements. Be courteous to neighbors and delete the
screaming if it will be heard by others.
all Westerners are head oriented and emotionally repressed. For them a
chaotic, spontaneous, and emotionally cleansing technique like this is vital for serious progress to be made quickly. The
physical benefits of this technique obviate any need for hatha yoga or
traditional kundalini yoga methods.