Keerti writes about the world’s most powerful meditation. Published in the Deccan Chronicle on June 6, 2018.
Osho is known as the Rolls Royce guru but he gave the world a Jet Speed meditation known as Dynamic Meditation. It is one of the most powerful meditations being practiced every morning in Osho centres all over India and around the world. The best time to do it is the time of sunrise. One may ask: what happens in the morning with the rising sun? The carbon dioxide decreases and the oxygen increases. So the same chemical change is needed within us. This energetic process begins with vigorous breathing and can make us feel more alive.
This meditation has five steps and lasts for one hour. The first step is chaotic breathing for ten minutes through the nose. Let breathing be intense, deep and fast – without rhythm, with no pattern. The emphasis is on exhalation – inhalation will happen by itself. This process makes us ready for an explosion of emotions. So explode in the second step for ten minutes. Let go of everything that needs to be thrown out. Give your body freedom to express whatever is there. Go totally mad. Scream, shout, cry, jump, kick, shake, dance, sing, laugh; throw yourself around. Hold nothing back; keep your whole body moving. All the psychologists say that we have much madness within us, hidden in our unconscious mind. It needs to be released.
Osho suggests: Release it in the second step! If you want to scream, scream. If you want to weep, weep. If you want to jump, jump. If you want to dance, dance. If you just want to be like a child – playing with your body, jumping, dancing, screaming – do it! The third step is also for ten minutes. With arms raised high above your head, jump up and down shouting the mantra, “Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!” The “Hoo” comes from the Sufi tradition and it is a powerful sound used to hit specifically the sex center, where our life energy resides. The aim is to awaken this dormant energy and work against gravity to push it upwards. If you follow the instructions correctly, you will experience first-hand the power of jumping and how it stimulates the production of bio-electricity.
After half an hour of vigorous activity comes the full stop for 15 minutes. Freeze wherever you are, in whatever position you are. 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. After 15 minutes of absolute silence and stillness, we are filled with an unknown energy. We feel grateful to the divine that surrounds us – grateful for our wonderful aliveness. This virgin feeling of bliss beyond mind leads us gently into a dance celebration. The energy that was stuck in our heads falls into our heart. Osho says: Come into the heart. Let the heart pulsate, let the heart sing, let the heart dance.
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Chaitanya Keerti travels around the world to facilitate Osho meditation retreats. He is an editor of Osho World and the author of ‘Osho Fragrance’ and ‘The Alchemy of Zen’. facebook.com – More articles by the same author on Osho News.