Definition - What does Dynamic Meditation mean?
Dynamic meditation is a type of practice that involves moving the body while meditating. The practice was developed by 20th-century Indian spiritual leader Osho of the Rajneesh movement, but the name is sometimes used generically to describe any active meditation practice.
The trademarked style of meditation, officially called OSHO Dynamic Meditation, was created to move stagnant energy and break conditioned patterns in the body-mind. It involves chaotic breathing — fast with no rhythm or pattern — followed by wild movements and shouting. The full practice takes an hour to complete.
Yogapedia explains Dynamic Meditation
Osho, who was also known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, believed that sitting to meditate was difficult in the modern world. He said that through movement, the yogi could find a silent point within, whereas by sitting quietly, the yogi becomes aware of chaos.
OSHO Dynamic Meditation consists of five stages:
- Breathe chaotically and deeply through the nose for 10 minutes. The body can move naturally with the breathing.
- Explode with intense movement and sound for 10 minutes, holding nothing back.
- Raise the arms over your head, jump up and down, and chant the mantra “hoo-hoo-hoo” for 10 minutes.
- Freeze and remain in position for 15 minutes and just observe.
- Move to music and celebrate for 15 minutes.