How to do meditation ?
Meditation doesn’t need any special training, music, or posture. You just need to understand what meditation is?
Meditation is a very simple phenomenon, it just needs a relaxed mind and availability of you. In other ways, we do meditation techniques to be relax and conscious, we practice many kinds of techniques to have a meditative space.
What do we think when the word meditation comes?
- Silent sitting
- Spiritual activities
- Closed eyes
- Happiness & Joyfulness
- Deep Breathing
- Focus on your breath
- Yogic kriyas
- Guided Meditation
- Kundalini awakening
- Stress Buster
- More efficient in daily routine
- More Loving
- More Calm
- More Creative
and much more, these are random things that pop up, when we talk about meditation, depends on person to person, but the question is How to do Meditation?
Its again depend person to person, some are very easy to sit and close their eyes or watching the breath, for some it is really hard to close the eyes and look inward they need some physical activities to release the stress and get relaxed.
As said earlier Meditation is simple but in starting we need something, some activities to do to taste that simple and easy state of relaxed awareness.
In beginning, we need some basic techniques to practice the meditation so we can sit silently, we can start with some chanting, kirtan or physical activities like yoga or some other meditation techniques like Dynamic Meditation, Kundalini or just keep watching your breathing which is known as Vipassana etc. any technique which suits you could be your way to meditate.
So, in this high-tech time where outer communication got so easier and fast somehow we forget to communicate with ourselves. We got so much busy with the latest gadgets and the internet that we haven’t time to relax naturaly, we use artificial support for that so called relaxtion which is temporary, we use alcohol, drugs & other harmful things to get rid of the stress.
But still fortunately there are people who are seeking a natural way to get calm, relax and joyful, then they have one big option to practice meditation or yoga.
Today we can search online with any keyword like “Meditation”, and you find many ways to get meditate, beautiful meditation centers and a number of meditation teacher/facilitators for guidance in starting. It’s all about your way and your interest.
There are so many techniques for meditation in this hustle-bustle of daily routine, the only thing you need to spare some time for yourself and your willingness.
Here are some popular meditation techniques, you can try anyone in some meditation camps or in meditation places.
How to do meditation ?
Osho Dynamic Meditation
Dynamic Meditation is one of the most favorite active meditation devised by Osho.
This technique is almost complete package for a meditation seeker. Its starts from breathing , physical activity, emotional cleansing, silence, watching and celebration with gratitude.
“Osho believed that cathartic methods were necessary, since it was difficult for modern people to just sit and enter meditation; “I never tell people to begin with just sitting. With a mad dance, you begin to be aware of a silent point within you; with sitting silently, you begin to be aware of madness.” His “dialectical” methods alternate activity and passivity, adapting elements of mantra and pranayama, latihan, kirtan and psychotherapeutic catharsis.” – (Source – Wikipedia )
How to do ?
Osho Dynamic Meditation is one-hour meditation with five stages. Its recommended to do in morning time when sunrises, with loose and comfortable cloths. It can be done alone, but the energy will be more powerful if it is done in a group.
It is very individual processes, so keep eyes closed for one hour and be conscious, you need to give your one hundred percent.
First stage 10 mins – Chaotic breathing
Second stage 10 mins – Catharsis
Third stage 10 mins – With raised arms, jump up and down shouting the mantra ‘HOO! HOO!
Fourth stage 15 mins – Be still and keep watching.
Fifth stage 15 mins – Express your gratitude through dance
You can watch the demo in link given below and download the music too.
Osho Kundalini Meditation
Osho Kundalini Meditation is the evening one-hour meditation to awaken the sleeping Kundalini energy within.
Osho Kundalini Meditation is a shaking and dancing meditation in four stages, best done at sunset or in the late afternoon. This meditation helps your energy to flow and to be transformed into bliss and joy. By being fully immersed in the shaking and dancing of the first two stages, you ‘melt’ any blocks in your body and being, bringing a liquid flow to places where your energy feels blocked. The last two stages are there to move your energy upwards into silence. It is a highly effective way of unwinding and letting go at the end of a busy day.
How to do ?
First stage: 15 minutes.
Be loose and let your whole body shake, feeling energies moving up from your feet.
Second stage: 15 minutes.
Dance . . . anyway you feel, let the energy that has arisen within move your hands and feet in an expressive dance..
and let the whole body move as it wishes.
Third stage: 15 minutes.
Close your eyes and be still, sitting or standing . . . witnessing whatever is happening inside and out.
Fourth stage: 15 minutes.
Keep your eyes closed, lie down and be still. Let you body go into a deep relaxation, and energies to settle down. The mind becomes completely relaxed, only a small flame of awareness remains within.
Vipassana - Watching your breath
This technique is simplest and very effective, it based on the technique given by Gautam Buddha, he says come sit and watch. remember the word watch, the whole technique is on watching.
Sit in a comfortable posture with erect spine, make sure that your whole body is at ease so you can sit for a long. Start watching your natural breathing with closed eyes, no need to change your breathing pattern, simply keep watching whatsoever is there, your body, breathing, thoughts, sounds surrounding you. no need to judge or control just watch !
One of the mystic gurus Osho Says – And when I say watch, don’t TRY to watch, otherwise you will become tense again, and you will start concentrating on the breath. Simply relax, remain relaxed, loose, and look…because what else can you do? You are there, nothing to be done, everything accepted, nothing to be denied, rejected, no struggle, no fight no conflict, breathing going deep — what can you do? You simply watch. Remember, simply watch.
Don’t make an effort to watch. This is what Buddha has called VIPASSANA — the watching of the breath, awareness of the breath — or SATIPATTHANA — remembering, being alert of the life energy that moves in breath. Don’t try to take deep breaths, don’t try to inhale or exhale, don’t do anything. You simply relax and let the breathing be natural — going on its own, coming on its own — and many things will become available to you