What is Osho Dynamic Mediation
In the 1970s, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, commonly known as Osho developed a profound method of meditation. He created dynamic meditation, a form of meditation in which physical actions are involved. Dynamic meditation releases built-up energy and removes imprinted patterns in the body and mind. Osho created dynamic meditation with the ever-evolving society in mind.
Osho meditation involves five stages of heavy breathing, shouting, frenetic movement, mantra repetition, jumping, stillness, and a final celebratory dance. All of these steps are done methodically over the course of an hour in order to produce catharsis and inner calm.
This is a meditation in which you have to be continuously alert, conscious, aware, and an active witness. And when – in the fourth stage – you have become completely inactive, frozen, then this alertness will come to its peak.
First Stage: 10 minutes
Breathing chaotically through the nose. Let breathing be intense, deep, fast, without rhythm, with no pattern – and concentrating always on the exhalation. The body will take care of the inhalation. The breath should move deeply into the lungs. Do this as fast and as hard as you possibly can 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! … Let go of everything that needs to be thrown out. Follow your body. Give your body freedom to express whatever is there. Scream, shout, cry, jump, kick, 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. Consciously go mad.
Third Stage: 10 minutes
With arms raised high above your head, 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 root chakra. Give all you have; exhaust yourself completely.
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! With music and dance express whatsoever is there. Bring joy and celebration and movement and grace back into the body. Carry your aliveness with you throughout the day.
The steps of this practice take you from your own mental chaos to deep gratitude of life. Many meditations have this effect, but this style works through your body to help you access the benefits more fully.
A few of the reported benefits of this meditation style are:
- Releasing old patterns
- Releasing negative thoughts and emotions
- A renewed sense of aliveness
- Releasing stagnant or heavy energy in the body
- Feeling light, weightless, and carefree
- Gaining more energy
- Letting go of the ego
- A restored sense of gratitude
- A deeper sense of relaxation and peace
- Increased longevity
- Release of anger which eliminated negative chemicals from the body
- Heightened senses