The meditation lasts one hour and has five stages. It can be done alone, and can be even more powerful if it is done with others. When doing this meditation in a group, the meditation remains an individual experience. Keeping the eyes closed, one remains oblivious of other participants around. Using a blindfold can be helpful to keep your attention focused inward. It is best to have an empty stomach and wear loose comfortable clothing. This meditation technique has been scientifically designed by Osho. It needs to be done in its complete form, with nothing shortened or omitted.
- First stage: 10 minutes BREATHING!
Rapidly in and out through the nose, let the breathing be intense and chaotic. The breath should move deeply into the lungs. Breathe vigorously and change the rhythm. Do this as totally as you possibly can, without tightening up your body. Continue on, until you literally become the breathing, allowing breath to be chaotic. Avoid a repetitive or systematic breath pattern. Once your energy is building, it will begin to move your body. Allow these body movements to be there. Use them to raise even more energy. Moving your arms and body in a natural way will help your energy to rise. Feel your energy building up.
Be total, give everything and never slow down.
- Second stage: 10 minutes EXPLODE!
Let your body take over. Loose control. Give your body freedom to express, whatever is there. Let go of everything that needs to be thrown out. Go totally mad. …Sing, scream, laugh, shout, cry, jump, shake, dance, kick, and throw yourself round. Hold nothing back, keep your whole body moving. A little acting often helps to get you started. Never allow your mind to interfere with what is happening. Remember to be total with your body.
- Third stage: 10 minutes JUMP!
Shoulders and neck relaxed, raise both arms high above the head without locking the elbows. With raised arms, jump up and down shouting the mantra HOO…HOO…HOO HOO…HOO….from the bottom of your belly. Jump in such a way, hat you land on the flats of your feet, and the heels touch the ground. Each time you land on your feet, let the sound hammer deep into the sex center. Give all you have. Exhaust yourself completely.
- Fourth stage: 15 minutes STOP!!
Wherever you are, in whatever position you find yourself. Remain silent just like a rock. In that moment of silence and stoppage, energy will be there. Don’t arrange the body in any form, a cough, a movement, anything will dissipate the energy flow and your effort will be lost. Be a witness to everything that is happening to you.
- Fifth stage: 15 minutes CELEBRATE!…
Express whatsoever is there, dance, move, enjoy! Carry this aliveness with you throughout the day.
Osho Gibberish Meditation
The word “gibberish” comes from a Sufi mystic, Jabbar. Jabbar never spoke any language, he just uttered nonsense. Still he had thousands of disciples because what he was saying was, “Your mind is nothing but gibberish. Put it aside and you will have a taste of your own being. Use gibberish and go consciously crazy. Go crazy with absolute awareness so that you become the center of the cyclone. Simply allow whatever comes, without bothering whether it is meaningful or reasonable. Just throw out all mind garbage and create the space in which the Buddha appears.
First Stage: 15 minutes
Standing or sitting, close your eyes and begin to say nonsense sounds – gibberish. Make any sounds you like, but do not speak in a language, or use words that you know. Allow yourself to express whatever needs to be expressed within you. Throw everything out, go totally mad. Go consciously crazy. The mind thinks in terms of words. Gibberish helps to break up this pattern of continuous verbalization. Without suppressing your thoughts, you can throw them out in this gibberish. Everything is allowed: sing, cry, shout, scream, mumble talk. Let your body do whatever it wants: jump, lie down, pace, sit, kick and so on. Do not let empty spaces happen. If you cannot find sounds to gibber with, just say la, la, la, la, but don’t remain silent. If you do this meditation with other people, do not relate or interfere with them in any way. Just stay with what is happening to you, and don’t bother about what others are doing.
Second Stage: 15 minutes
After the gibberish, sit absolutely still, silent and relaxed, gathering your energy inwards, letting your thoughts drift further and further away from you, allowing yourself to fall into the deep silence and peacefulness that is at your center. You may sit on the floor or use a chair. Your head and back should be straight, your body relaxed, your eyes closed and your breathing natural.