If you feel like a rudderless ship in the ocean of life, you are not alone. The amount of negative things that surround us everyday are too numerous to list. If you are looking for a respite from this the Osho Meditation is for you.
The health benefits of meditation may not be universally accepted, especially in Western medicine, but many people are looking eastward for alternatives to popping a pill for any and every medical or mental problem. Rather than taking a pill for RLS, Restless Leg Syndrome, (do the pharmaceutical companies make this stuff up?) there is a good possibility that one of a myriad forms of meditation might bring relief.
So how does one choose a meditation, and isn’t meditation just breathing slowly while staring at your naval? What makes the spiritual teacher Osho so refreshing is the amount of different types of meditation techniques he teaches including the more traditional quiet reflection type.
Osho Meditation was created by a well-known guru and mystic Rajneesh Chandra Mohan Jain, also known as Osho. Born in a small village in Kuchwada, India on December 11, 1931 Osho died in 1990. Even though he left his corporeal body more than 20 years ago, his form of meditation carries on.
One of the more than 600 books by Osho is “112 Meditation Techniques”. So where does one begin? First, it is important to know that Osho said that if someone can master 10 of his meditation techniques that their lives will be a pure joy. Listed below are a few of his most popular meditations and a short description.
Do you want to energize your day? Then start the morning off with one of Osho’s most popular meditation techniques. The meditation not only releases tension and emotion bottled up inside you but give you a great energy boost as well. It’s ideally done in four 15 minute segments and involves a lot of movement in addition to quiet reflection.
Kundalini is described as a sleeping, dormant potential force in the human organism. When done correctly the release of the dormant force is manifested in shaking or trembling. The Osho method consists of four stages of fifteen minutes each and is known as the “sister meditation” to the Dynamic Meditation.
Ever wondered what made those Whirling Dervishes whirl? This form of meditation was inspired by the 13th century spiritual leader Rumi and has since been influenced by Turkish customs.
Today it is common knowledge that the fundamental condition of the universe is to revolve. The planets revolve around the sun, the sun around the solar system, electrons, protons and neutrons around atoms. The 13th century Sufi’s that originated whirling as a meditation knew none of this, of course, but found it as a way to get more in touch with God.
This Osho Meditation is an hour long and consists of 2 parts; whirling to music for 45 minutes followed by 15 minutes of lying quietly on your stomach, with you naval pressed to the earth to become one with it.
Devavani means “Divine Voice” and this meditation so deeply relaxes the conscious mind it is done the last thing at night to be followed by a profound sleep. It’s done in four 15 minute stages designed to tap into your inner child.
You’ll start with sitting quietly. While you remained seated you next start speaking nonsensical, gibberish words like a small child. You follow that with standing and swaying to the words that flow from the inner child ending with 15 minutes of being quiet and lying still.
The idea of this 65 minute dancing meditation is to dissolve into the dance and then relax in silence. The dance must forget the ego and become the dance otherwise it turns into a good form of exercise rather than something spiritual. You must dance so deeply that you forget about you and become the dance.
There are many more meditations to choose from. Try an Osho Meditation and see if this practice helps to calm your mind and release stress so you can live a happier, healthier and more productive life.
This is just one example of one of many different types of meditation that Osho teaches. If this doesn't float your boat, try the more traditional Kundalini or Devavani meditations. By take the time to dedicate a small part of your day with an Osho Meditation for your health and a better outlook on life.