Active forms of meditation offer a diversity accommodating different types of people, by using breathing, sound, movement, dance, catharsis (expression of negative emotions) and centering techniques, providing a basis for relaxation, awareness, and inner silence. Osho Active Meditations are designed according to scientific researches, enabling the stress relief and relaxation of the body.
By engaging the body in motion, it becomes easier for the blocked energy to be released and for the mind to calm down. Through the use of sound in various ways, laughing (laughter yoga), or speaking with nonsensical words and sounds (gibberish, etc.), the mind’s automated way of behaving is altered.
This meditation is a fast, intense and thorough way to break old, ingrained patterns in the bodymind that keep one imprisoned in the past, and to experience the freedom, the witnessing, silence and peace that are hidden behind these prison walls.
This meditation is a highly effective way of unwinding and letting go. Being fully immersed in the shaking and dancing helps to “melt” the rock-like being, wherever the energy flow has been repressed and blocked. Then that energy can flow, dance and be transformed into bliss and joy. So all this energy can flow vertically and move upward into silence.
Nadabrahma is the humming meditation – through humming and hand movements conflicting parts of you start falling in tune, and you bring harmony to your whole being. Then, with body and mind totally together, you “slip out of their hold” and become a witness to both. This watching from the outside is what brings peace, silence and bliss.
This method is based on a method of Gautama the Buddha. It is for practicing awareness, watchfulness, mindfulness, witnessing. The Osho form of vipassana enables this to be a comfortable, “juicy” experience, it is not dry.
Nataraj is the energy of dance. This is dance as a total meditation, where all inner division disappears and a subtle, relaxed awareness remains.
In this meditation a gentle, unfamiliar language moves and speaks through the meditator, who becomes an empty vessel. It deeply relaxes the mind and creates inner peace.
Chakra Breathing Meditation
This active meditation uses deep, rapid breathing and body movement to open and bring awareness, vitality and silence to each of the seven chakras and into your life.
Chakra Sounds Meditation
This meditation uses vocal sounds to open and harmonize the chakras or energy centers while bringing awareness to them. It can bring you into a deep, peaceful, inner silence either through making your own vocal sounds or by just listening to the music and feeling the sounds within you.
This active centering meditation is based on Sufi techniques, further developed and expanded by Osho. Using the breath and a series of coordinated body movements followed by whirling, your energy becomes centered in the hara, the “life energy” center below the navel. From there you can watch the mind and experience awareness and wholeness – the body moving in all directions, the center unmoving.