Some Osho Meditation Techniques
‘It is very difficult for contemporary people to enter directly into meditation, because repressions and inhibitions have accumulated in their unconscious like a rock wall. So I have created cathartic techniques as a preparation for meditation, to remove that rock. Once it is removed, then you can begin the right meditation.’
All Osho meditation techniques are done to music specially composed by Deuter (see below). The instructions for the techniques can be found here.
The techniques I have created are cathartic. This is absolutely necessary for the modern person, who is repressed, and psychologically carrying a lot of burden. Dynamic Meditation is to help them be clean, unburdened, simple, innocent. And then they can use any method from the one hundred and twelve. If right now they try directly, they will fail, because they are so full of garbage. First it has to be emptied out – first something cathartic is needed, and for this, Dynamic Meditation is of immense help. Then the silent methods can be used.
Dynamic Meditation begins with deep fast chaotic breathing, which wakes up vitality and takes the lid of repressed emotions. The second stage is a cathartic release of those repressed emotions, allowing a feeling of lightness and freedom. The third stage involves jumping with arms raised to hammer awake and allow to flow unused energy in the body. This is followed by a STOP, where you are totally still and silent and all the energy moves inwards, bringing a tremendous peace and silence. The final stage is a celebration dance, feeling the beauty of being alive.
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For more information about this meditation technique, see here.
In the first stage you shake, allowing the body to be loose. You let the shaking built up until you become the shaking, until you are immersed in it. If you find yourself thinking, shake more. In the second stage you dance, any way you like, letting the whole body move as it wants. Once again, if you find yourself thinking, dance more. In the third stage you close your eyes and be still, sitting or standing, observing, witnessing, whatever is happening inside and out. The last stage is in silence – you just lie down and be still until the bell rings.
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.
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Nataraj is the energy of dance. This is dance as a total meditation, where all inner division disappears and a subtle, relaxed awareness remains.
The idea is to forget the dancer, the center of the ego, and become instead the dance. ‘Dance so deeply that you forget completely that ‘you’ are dancing and begin to feel that you are the dance. The division must disappear; then it becomes a meditation. If the division is there, then it is an exercise: good, healthy, but it cannot be said to be spiritual. It is just a simple dance. Dance is good in itself – as far as it goes it is good. After it, you will feel fresh, young. But it is not meditation yet. The dancer must go, until only the dance remains…. Don’t stand aside, don’t be an observer. Participate!’ Osho
Nadabrahma is a 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.
A one hour meditation done to music. your eyes remain closed throughout.
Osho says that if the breathing is done correctly in the first stage of this 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.
These hour-long meditation techniques are done to music created by Deuter (seen here in his Pune 1 music studio, where he lived for many years), under the direction of Osho.