This mode of meditation was created by a guy named Rajneesh Chandra Mohan Jain, but he changed his name to Osho. He created a vast amount of meditation modes, but the most well known mode is called The Osho Dynamic Meditation.
His thought was that it wasn’t necessary to be a recluse from the ways of the world to attain wisdom. Some would call this enlightenment. He thought that all people could attain wisdom if they had the right techniques. He thought that anyone had the potency to be a Buddha. He believed that love, peacefulness, and a free mind are in everyone. His philosophy about meditation was very non-traditional. He believed that contemporary folk had to be moving to meditate. He said that the high level of repressed feelings in modern people needed a release that involved dynamic movement.
There are four phases or stages to The Osho Dynamic Meditation mode. First, the practitioner breathes fast and with intense energy. It is a rapid, but deep breathing technique. It is quite the opposite of any traditional breathing method. The meditator’s concentrates on his exhalation and not inhalation too as is traditionally done. The idea is that this hard and fast breathing will engender energy and that is utilized in stage two.
The next phase is for expelling any trapped emotion inside of the meditator. This phase of the meditation is extremely active; it’s a release phase so that the practitioner runs, hops, hollers, dances, shakes and otherwise acts out the emotion being released. It is supposed to be a total effort to give the body a chance to do its thing in releasing stayed emotion. This phase is controlled by the body and not the mind.
The following phase is where the practitioner expends any energy left by jumping and upon landing loudly says “Hoo, Hoo.” This is done for ten minutes.
For the fourth phase the practitioner seizes completely the energy secured by participating in the initial phases of the meditation. This is achieved by being completely still. Not a muscle is moved. The meditator’s goal is to be observant and see all that is occurring in his environment, this last for fifteen minutes.
The final phase of this meditation consists of dancing and rejoicing. The practitioner is supposed to be grateful that his bent up energy and emotion has been released. This phase lasts for fifteen minutes and is meant to help the meditator be happy for the entire day.
Osho left this world in 1990. When you consider his ideas and beliefs about meditation, you realized that he turned traditional concepts upside down and inside out. Yet, his mode of meditation is still on the rise in usage. Apparently, his form of meditation is something that is more appealing to people that might not have gotten into meditation if only the tried and well-known methods were available to the contemporary public–maybe, a more raucous mode for an edgier generation.
About the Author
Jane Michael is the head writer at the Center for Meditation. Osho Meditation Technique is her practice and her passion. Goals of Osho Meditation is a great way to start your meditation practice.Read some of her articles about other amazing Meditation Techniques here.