My favorite meditation, Osho Kundalini, is perhaps the most comprehensive active process regarding Kundalini energy, and the what, why and how to access it in a nourishing way, given to the world by a contemporary enlightened master. I say this because any meditation that is a ‘favorite’ is, by my own nature, suspect.
Does that ‘favorite’ ranking mean the mind loves it and can, therefore as it is want to do, get itself all wrapped around it to make it a meditation technique that can fall under its yammy-ing and dominant control? Because, that is mind’s M.O. Remember, the mind does not want to meditate. If the meditation is on purpose, on point, and of worth it puts Mind as the servant it is meant to be and, Being back on the throne of this Leela – a place where mind is very uncomfortable, and generally grumpily does not care to abide. So it finds any excuse, illness, or world event it can to not have to meditate.
Tough mangoes! Kundalini is a favorite of mine because it is Osho Dynamic Meditation's sister meditation, active and available for releasing tension and stress, and is presented in a cogent, healthful way to approach learning and experiencing Kundalini energy. Taking in the considerations about missteps that can lead to ineffective at best, or damaging practice at worst, this is one of Osho’s main significant gifts to the world – those meditations of ancient power translated into accessible modern praxis.
So, here it is… and you are invited!
OSHO Kundalini Meditation
This “sister meditation” to the OSHO Dynamic is best done at sunset or in the late afternoon. Being fully immersed in the shaking and dancing of the first two stages helps to “melt” the rock-like being, wherever the energy flow has been repressed and blocked. Then that energy can flow, dance and be transformed into bliss and joy. The last two stages enable all this energy to flow vertically, to move upwards into silence. It is a highly effective way of unwinding and letting go at the end of the day.
Osho on How to Shake
If you are doing the Kundalini Meditation, allow the shaking – don't do it! Stand silently, feel it coming, and when your body starts a little trembling, help it, but don't do it! Enjoy it, feel blissful about it, allow it, receive it, welcome it, but don't will it.
If you force, it will become an exercise, a bodily physical exercise. Then the shaking will be there, but just on the surface. It will not penetrate you. You will remain solid, stonelike, rocklike within. You will remain the manipulator, the doer, and the body will only be following. The body is not the question, you are the question.
When I say shake, I mean your solidity, your rocklike being should shake to the very foundations, so it becomes liquid, fluid, melts, flows. And when the rocklike being becomes liquid your body will follow. Then there is no shaker, only shaking; then nobody is doing it, it is simply happening. Then the doer is not.
Enjoy it, but don't will it. And remember, whenever you will a thing you cannot enjoy it. They are reverse, opposites; they never meet. If you will a thing you cannot enjoy it, if you enjoy it you cannot will it. - OSHO
Here's How It Works:
The meditation is one hour long, with four stages.
First Stage: 15 minutes
Be loose and let your whole body shake, feeling the energies moving up from your feet. Let go everywhere and become the shaking. Your eyes may be open or closed.
Second Stage: 15 minutes
Dance ... any way you feel, and let the whole body move as it wishes. Again, your eyes can be open or closed.
Third Stage: 15 minutes
Close your eyes and be still, sitting or standing, observing, witnessing, whatever is happening inside and out.
Fourth Stage: 15 minutes
Keeping your eyes closed, lie down and be still.
Join us to practice Osho Kundalini every Friday at Divinitree Yoga in Santa Barbara at 3:30pm in the Moon Room. For questions or more details email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 805-669-8770.