If you don’t generally find meditation to be for you, you can’t find stillness in the quiet perhaps Osho’s Dynamic Meditation is for you!
Osho has always been Dynamic. First in personality and now in meditation. Argumentative from the beginning, always questioning the status quo, Osho is exactly what many of us need to change it up and reconnect. With Osho’s Dynamic Meditation we dance, we move around and we shake out thoughts and dis-ease from our body and mind.
“Experience life in all possible ways —
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light,
summer-winter. Experience all the dualities.
Don’t be afraid of experience, because
the more experience you have, the more
mature you become.”
This is very well suited for Osho, as he became as the Sex Guru for simply embracing the facts of human existence, and arguing that we should enjoy it. He offends organized religions, most notably the Hindu faith, by accusing them of suppressing their followers using fear and encouraging a way of life that is hateful to life. Osho wants his disciples to be the opposite. Heencouragedd everyone to be lovers of life.
“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”
Osho was someone who debated fiercely in college, earning him a reputation for being argumentative. During his college days, he was enabled to skip his classes only to attend examinations, as this was easier on the college. He received both a B.A. and M.A. in philosophy.
At the age of 21 on the 21st of March 1953, Osho became enlightened. He was a college teacher at that time, was once transferred as he was thought to be corrupting the minds, and morality of his students, but once accepted was a beloved lecturer and respected by his peers as a great thinker. He began leading 3-10 meditation retreats and came to develop his own method, now known as Dynamic Meditation. Eventually, he developed his ashram and left the college.
So what is this Dynamic Meditation he created? It is an hour long meditation, performed with eyes closed. The first stage is to breathe heavily and chaotically for 10 minutes. Exhaling and allowing the body to find the inhale. participants may express the exhale with their whole body, mimicking the movement with their arms, or forcing the air out by folding the torso. Whatever movement will encourage a deep connection with the exhale as if everything you are is this exhale.
The second stage is to explode and go completely crazy for 10 minutes. You may feel the impulse to scream, laugh hysterically, or cry. It is encouraged to allow yourself to fake it until it takes you over. Scream, or punch a pillow or run around in circles. Consciously go nuts.
“Be — don’t try to become”
The third stage is to jump up and down, with arms up and shouting Ho! when landing with flat feet. Up and down, up and down. Ho! Ho! Ho!
Then you stop. you hold whatever position you have found yourself in and you remain still. Observe everything that is happening in the body, Remain unmoving for 15 minutes.
Then celebrate, dance, and enjoy the feeling of being alive.
Join Noorish Next week with a Daily Dynamic Meditation to start your day, and your Spring Dynamically. April 24-April 30th 7am-8:30 am