Osho Active Meditations
Active meditations by Osho, unlike traditional meditations which were created thousands of years ago, are adapted to our contemporary lifestyle. Today’s humans are so much more complicated than their ancestors that traditional techniques little power have on them.
If someone could sit still without doing anything, like people did thousands of years ago, there would be no need for meditation. In Japan, they use the word zazen for meditation. It means “I just sit without doing anything”. But can people today just sit? This is the main point of the whole problem.
Active meditations open a way to get into the serenity mode. Cleansing as a result of dance and other active techniques in active meditations is necessary just because the heart is suppressed by the mind. The mind has taken over such a large part of the existence that it dominates the individual. There is no room for the heart and its wishes to be fulfilled. What happens next is that through a chaotic method the center of consciousness is pushed from the mind to the heart so as to lighten the heart by taking out what is suppressed, resulting in the opening of the heart itself. If the heart becomes light then the center of consciousness is pushed even lower to the navel. The navel is the source of vitality, the seed everything comes from: the body, the mind, everything.
You can have access to a state of serenity mode only if you have got rid of the useless things. The anger has been eased off, the greed has been spread... in layers; these feelings exist. From the moment you take them out, you can easily get into you. There is no obstacle. And suddenly you have access to a completely different world – a world in which you act without any effort and fatigue; in a world without doubts, full of emotional serenity. In a world where enjoyment is the criterion and this is why you feel happy; in a world where your voice is the most important, a world full of self-confidence and health.
In Serendipity, Osho active meditations such as Osho Dynamic Meditation, Osho Kundalini Meditation, Osho Nadabrahma Meditation, Osho No-Dimensions Meditation and many more are part of the retreats that are held in the Institute.
This meditation is a fast, intense and thorough way to break old, ingrained patterns in the body and mind that keep you imprisoned in the past and to experience the freedom, the witnessing, silence and peace that are hidden behind these prison walls.
The meditation is meant to be done early in the morning when, as Osho explains it, "the whole of nature becomes alive, the night has gone, the sun is coming up and everything becomes conscious and alert."
This is a meditation in which you have to be continuously alert, conscious, and aware, whatever you do. The meditation lasts an hour and consists of five stages.