Techniques are helpful because they are scientific. You are saved from unnecessary wandering, unnecessary groping; if you don’t know any techniques, you will take a long time.
~ Osho Meditation: The First and Last Freedom
To help the contemporary seeker reach an experience of meditation, self-observation and inner stillness much easier and faster, Osho, the twentieth century Indian mystic, created several active meditation techniques. These meditations are used by millions of people around the globe with extraordinary results. The Osho Active Meditations are not only fast and effective, but they are also easy and enjoyable to practice.
Each Active Meditation technique is one hour long and consists of 3 to 5 stages. It also comes with its own pre-recorded music CD or MP3 to help carry the meditator from one stage to the next without needing to engage the mind and think when to move to the next stage.
You can practice the Osho Active Meditations in the comfort of your own home – alone, or with friends and family – or in a group setting during seminars, workshops, and retreats.
Dynamic Meditation is a synthesis of: Yoga (breath), Primal Therapy (emotional release), Physical Finess (jumping), Sound Healing (using the mantra ‘hoo’), Vipassana (silent witnessing), and Body Movement Therapy (dance). This meditation has five stages and is done at sunrise, on an empty stomach.
Stage 1: Deep Chaotic Breathing
Stage 2: Catharsis
Stage 3: Jumping
Stage 4: Stop and Freeze
Stage 4: Dance
Kundalini Meditation is also known as the “sister meditation” to Dynamic. With four stages of fifteen minutes each, this meditation is a gentle yet effective way to release all the accumulated stress of your day and bring you into a softer, more relaxed state. This meditation is best done at the end of the day, before dinner, or at sun down.
Stage 1: Shaking
Stage 2: Dance
Stage 3: Silent Witnessing
Stage 4: Silence
A variation of this popular technique was originally done in old Tibet in the early hours of the morning. With this new updated variation, Nadabrahma can be done at any time of the day, alone, or with others. It is best to practice on an empty stomach, and remain inactive for at least 15 minutes afterwards. The meditation lasts an hour, and has three stages.
Stage 1: Humming
Stage 2: Hand and Energy Movement
Stage 3: Silence
Gourishankar is what Osho called Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak, representing the height of human consciousness on this planet. This is a nighttime meditation, designed to help open the third eye – the door to inner wisdom as well as cosmic consciousness.
Stage 1: Steady Rhythmic Breathing
Stage 2: Gazing at a Light
Stage 3: Spontaneous Body Movement
Stage 4: Silence