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
· Mitochondrial biogenesis
· Enhances the functioning of lymphatic circulation
· Improved immunity
· 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.”