DYNAMIC MEDITATION TECHNIQUE AND RESEARCH STUDY
DYNAMIC MEDITATION AND RESEARCH STUDY
I TELL PEOPLE TO BEGIN WITH A MAD DANCE AND NOT WITH JUST SITTING.
THEN YOU BEGIN TO BECOME AWARE OF THE SILENT POINT WITHIN;
UNLIKE SITTING SILENTLY, WHEREIN YOU BEGIN TO BE AWARE OF MADNESS” —OSHO
MEDITATION IS NOT A SEASONAL FLOWER TO YIELD ITS FRUITS WITHIN SIX WEEKS.
TS LIKE A HUGE TREE.
IT NEEDS TO SPREAD ITS ROOTS.
DYNAMIC MEDITATION: -
A meditation in which physical movement is involved is Dynamic meditation. Spiritual leader Bhagavan Sri Rajneesh created a “Rajneesh Dyan yoga” during 1970, and later this is famously known as Dynamic meditation.
This meditation has five stages and is an hour-long practice main idea being to move the stagnant energy and break conditioned patterns in the body and mind. Order of practice is as follows:-
•Begins with disordered breathing;-purpose being to create excess oxygen in the system which aids in becoming alert. The chaotic breath lasts for 10 minutes followed by;
•Intense movements and sounds for 10 minutes-for emotional purification, to let go. Then,
•Grounding-For 10 minutes by jumping with arms raised over the head and on landing with the feet on the ground should chant “HOO” with exhalation. This HOO is a powerful sound that creates electricity and activates the sacral region where vital human energy resides.
•For the next 15 minutes, have to remain total still, frozen and observe- the dynamic energy activated which will permeate every fibre, every cell of the body. The sudden freezing of movement confuses the mind for a split moment which is the precious moment of this meditation.
•Next 15 minutes is for celebrating and moving to the music- with a sense of gratitude.
RESEARCH REGARDING OSHO’S DYNAMIC MEDITATION:--
•Research regarding clinical and corporate effects of a seven day Osho dynamic meditation observed the following results. A decrease in psychological variables such as anger, anxiousness, depression, temperament, depressive syndrome and somatic complaints and an increase in defensive self-enhancement was observed.
In the corporate employees, there was a significant increase in intellectual as well as cognitive coping ability; decrease in emotional exhaustion, psychological as well as physical strain. A similar study was carried by Dr.Avni Vyas on 41 participants and found results helpful for wellbeing.
•An experimental study applying the paired t-test for 21 days on 20 healthy volunteers aged between 20 – 50 years were studied. The aim was to find out the effect of Osho dynamic meditation on the serum cortisol levels. To observe if it has an anti-stress effect. Serum cortisol levels were estimated a day before the programme and post-meditation, i.e. on 21st-day Results recommend that this technique is useful to ameliorate stress and related physical and mental disorders.
•A year-long study with 20 dancers of age ranging from 40 – 50 years were studied. It was for 3 hours twice a week throughout the year. Results proved the pedagogical effect for sports ballroom dancers training senior category dancers.
Overall benefits of this technique:-
•Aids focusing on the present moment
•Reduction in negative emotions
•Skilful in taking care of self
•Staying positive; developing a positive perspective in a stressful situation
•A fitness regime that boosts oxygen intake and mental health
•Healthy heart, strength and stamina built
•Increase in bone density
•Enhances the functioning of lymphatic circulation
•Increased level of electricity in bones namely piezoelectricity.
In words of a practitioner of this technique:-
“Feeling more relaxed with myself, I have the overall feeling, that whatever is going to happen, don’t be afraid be a witness.”