Active Meditations

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What are Osho Active Meditations?

Osho Active Meditations are a new way of taking care of both the outer and the inner you. Each programme starts with physical activity such as breathing, shaking, dancing or humming and is followed by relaxation and stillness. This is when meditation can happen – a time to just be aware of your body sensations, thoughts and feelings in a self-accepting way without judgement

How do they work?

Unrelieved tensions block the natural flow of energy in our bodies. This affects our ability to think and the way in which we relate to others. Osho Meditations dissolve these blocks and allow us to become more natural and relaxed.

Who are they for?

Osho Meditations are especially designed for people who want to bring a new quality of ease to their busy, pressured lives. For men and women who not only care about their bodies and their health, but who also like to feel at ease inside. For people who want to become more calm and flexible, without being controlled by the opinions of others.

What tools do I need?

Especially composed music for the different techniques is to accompany the meditations. Contact us for info about how to order the CDs which contain detailed instructions.

Can I do the meditations by myself?

It is recommended to do the meditations for the first time in a group or with someone who has done them before, especially  the Dynamic Meditation. Later on they can be done on your own.

How often should I do the meditations?

Once you have found a meditation that works for you and you enjoy doing, decide to do it for three consecutive days (and stick to it). If after these three days you wish to continue, you can commit yourself for the next three weeks, and later for three months.

Who invented them?

Active Meditations have been devised by the modern mystic Osho especially for the modern man.

You can choose from one of these meditations:

 Osho Dynamic Meditation

Recommended to be done in the morning, this hour-long method is a powerful way to kick-start your day. It provides an outlet for tension and withheld emotions as well as being a great energy-booster!

First Stage – 10 minutes: Breathe chaotically through the nose, concentrating always on exhalation. The body will take care of the inhalation. The breath should move deeply into the lungs. Be as fast as you can in your breathing, making sure the breathing stays deep. Do this as fast and as hard as you possibly can – and then a little harder, until you literally become the breathing. Use your natural body movements to help you to build up your energy. Feel it building up, but don‘t let go during the first stage.

Second Stage – 10 minutes: Explode! Express everything that needs to be thrown out. Go totally mad. Scream, shout, cry, jump, shake, dance, sing, laugh; throw yourself around. Hold nothing back; keep your whole body moving. A little acting often helps to get you started. Never allow your mind to interfere with what is happening. Be total, be whole hearted.

Third Stage – 10 minutes: With raised arms, jump up and down shouting the mantra, “Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!” as deeply as possible. Each time you land, on the flats of your feet, let the sound hammer deep into the sex centre. Give all you have; exhaust yourself totally.

Fourth Stage – 15 minutes: Stop! Freeze wherever you are, in whatever position you find yourself. Don‘t arrange the body in any way. A cough, a movement – anything will dissipate the energy flow and the effort will be lost. Be a witness to everything that is happening to you.

Fifth Stage – 15 minutes: Celebrate through dance, expressing your gratitude towards the whole. Carry your happiness with you throughout the day.

A silent alternative: Rather than throwing out the sounds, let the catharsis in the second stage take place entirely through bodily movements. In the third stage, the sound “Hoo” can be hammered silently inside.

Osho Kundalini Meditation

With four stages of fifteen minutes each, this method is a gentle yet effective way to release all the accumulated stress of your day.

First Stage – 15 minutes: Be loose and let your whole body shake, feeling the energies moving up from your feet. Let go everywhere and become the shaking. Your eyes may be open or closed.

Second Stage – 15 minutes: Dance any way you feel, letting the whole body move as it wishes. Again, your eyes can be open or closed.

Third Stage – 15 minutes: Close your eyes and be still, sitting or standing, observing, witnessing, whatever is happening inside and out.

Fourth Stage – 15 minutes: Keeping your eyes closed, lie down and be still.

 

Osho Mandala Meditation

This is another powerful technique that creates a circle of energy, resulting in a natural centring. There are four stages of 15 minutes each.

First Stage – 15 minutes: With open eyes run on the spot, starting slowly and gradually, getting faster and faster. Bring your knees up as high as possible. Breathing deeply and evenly will move the energy within. Forget the mind and forget the body. Keep going.

Second Stage – 15 minutes: Sit with your eyes closed and mouth open and loose. Gently rotate your body from the belly, like a reed blowing in the wind. Feel the wind blowing you from side to side, back and forth, around and around. This will bring your awakened energies to the navel centre.

Third Stage – 15 minutes: Lie on your back, open your eyes and with the head still, rotate them in a clockwise direction. Sweep them fully around in the sockets as if you are following the second hand of a vast clock, but as fast as possible. It is important that the mouth remains open and the jaw relaxed, with the breath soft and even.

Fourth Stage – 15 minutes: Close your eyes and be still.

Osho Nadabrahma Meditation

Nadabrahma meditation lasts for one hour and has three stages. It is a sitting method, in which humming and hand movements create an inner balance, a harmony between mind and body. Suitable for any time of the day, have an empty stomach and remain inactive for at least fifteen minutes afterwards.

First Stage – 30 minutes: Sit in a relaxed position with eyes closed. With lips together, start humming, loud enough so that – if you are doing it with others – you can be heard by them. This will create a vibration in your body. You can visualize a hollow tube or vessel filled only with the vibrations of the humming. A point will come when the humming continues by itself and you become the listener. There is no special breathing, and you can alter the pitch, and move your body smoothly and slowly, if you feel to.

Second Stage – 15 minutes: This stage is divided into two segments, of seven and a half minutes each. For the first part, move the hands, palms upwards, in an outward, circular motion. Starting at the navel, both hands move forward and then divide to make two large circles mirroring each other left and right. The movement should be so slow that at times there will appear to be no movement at all. Feel that you are giving energy outwards to the universe. After seven and a half minutes, the music will change and you turn your hands palm downwards, and start moving them in the opposite
direction. Now the hands will come together towards the navel and divide outwards towards the side of the body. Feel that you are taking energy in. As in the first stage, don‘t inhibit any soft, slow movements of the rest of your body.

Third Stage – 15 minutes: Sit absolutely quiet and still.

 

Osho Nataraj Meditation

An easy and natural way to turn in. This method has three stages, and lasts a total of sixty-five minutes. Dance, giving it all you have got.

First Stage – 40 minute: With eyes closed, dance as if possessed. Let your unconscious take over completely. Do not control your movements or witness what is happening. Just be totally in the dance.

Second Stage – 20 minutes: Keeping your eyes closed, lie down immediately. Be silent and still.

Third Stage – 5 minutes: Dance in celebration and enjoy.

Osho No Dimensions Meditation

This one-hour meditation has three stages. It is based on a Sufi technique of movements for awareness and integration of the body. Because it is a Sufi meditation, it is free and non-serious. In fact it is so non-serious that you can even smile while you are doing it.

First Stage – 30 minutes: A continuous dance in synchronicity with the other people in the group involving a set of six movements.

Second Stage – 15 minutes: Whirling

Third Stage – 15 minutes: Silence – lie down on the belly with your eyes closed. Leave your legs open and not crossed to allow all the energy you have gathered to flow through you.

 

 Osho Gourishankar Meditation

This technique, for the night, consists of four stages of fifteen minutes each.

First Stage – 15 minutes: Sit with closed eyes. Inhale deeply through the nose, filling the lungs. Hold the breath for as long as possible; then exhale gently through the mouth, and keep the lungs empty for as long as possible. Continue this breathing cycle throughout this stage.

Second Stage – 15 minutes: Return to normal breathing and with a gentle gaze look at a candle flame or a flashing blue light. Keep your body still.

Third Stage – 15 minutes: With closed eyes, stand up and let your body be loose and receptive. Allow your body to move gently in whichever way it wants. Don’t do the moving, just allow it to happen gently and gracefully.

Fourth Stage – 15 minutes: Lie down with closed eyes, silent and still.


The descriptions of the meditations are from “Meditation – the First and Last Freedom” by Osho, copyright by Osho International Foundation.

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  1. I’m looking for some dynamic meditation. When and where, please?

    • Dear John.Where do you live in the UK ? Have a look at Places to Meditate and check out possibilities.
      Get back to me if you need anymore help.
      with love.Amitabh.

  2. Thanks, Amitabh

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