Osho Dynamic Meditation
Osho has given us so many beautiful and intense meditation techniques, but he emphasizes dynamic meditation very much.
“I use chaotic methods rather than systematic ones because a chaotic method is very helpful in pushing the center down from the brain. The Dynamic Meditation is so chaotic that the center is automatically pushed from the brain to the heart.
Then catharsis is needed to open the heart. If the heart becomes light and unburdened, then the center of consciousness is pushed still lower; it comes to the navel. The navel is the source of vitality, the seed source from which everything else comes: the body and the mind and everything.
Consciousness must be pushed down to this source, to the roots. Only then is there the possibility of transformation.
Whenever you are in chaos, the brain stops working. For example, if you are driving a car and suddenly someone runs in front of you, you react so suddenly that it cannot be the work of the brain. The brain takes time. It thinks about what to do and what not to do. So whenever there is a possibility of an accident and you push the brake, you feel a sensation near your navel, as if it were your stomach that is reacting. Your consciousness is pushed down to the navel because of the accident. If the accident could be calculated beforehand, the brain would be able to deal with it; but when you are in an accident, something unknown happens. Then you notice that your consciousness has moved to the navel.
If you ask a Zen monk, “From where do you think?” he puts his hands on his belly. When Westerners came into contact with Japanese monks for the first time they could not understand. What nonsense! How can you think from your belly?
But the Zen reply is meaningful. Consciousness can use any center of the body, and the center that is nearest to the original source is the navel. The brain is furthest away from the original source, so if life energy is moving outward, the center of consciousness will become the brain. And if life energy is moving inward, ultimately the navel will become the center.
Chaotic methods are needed to push the consciousness to its roots, because only from the roots is transformation possible. Otherwise, you will go on verbalizing and there will be no transformation. It is not enough just to know what is right. You have to transform the roots; otherwise, you will not change.
When a person knows the right thing and cannot do anything about it, he becomes doubly tense. He understands, but he cannot do anything. Understanding is meaningful only when it comes from the navel, from the roots. If you understand from the brain, it is not transforming.”
Osho, The Psychology of the Esoteric, Talk #4
How to do Dynamic Meditation ?
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 minutes.
Breathe chaotically through the nose, concentrating always on the exhalation. The body will take care of the inhalation. Do this as fast and as hard as you possibly can – and then a little harder, 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. Go totally mad, scream, shout, cry, jump, 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.
Third Stage: 10 minutes
With raised arms, 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 sex centre. Give all you have, exhaust yourself totally.
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 and rejoice with music and dance, expressing your gratitude towards the whole. Carry your happiness with you throughout the day