OSHO Laughter Meditation

About the meditation:

This meditation helps you to start enjoying the small things of life – childlike, liquid, mirrorlike. The first stage is of giggling and laughing, in the second stage you earth yourself; energized by this, your dance in the last stage will have a different quality.

The meditation can be done with its specific OSHO Laughter Meditation recording, which indicates and energetically supports the different stages.

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Instructions:

The meditation lasts one hour and has three stages. The meditation is over when you hear three gong beats. If you are doing the meditation together with others, stay in your own space throughout, with no interaction.

First Stage: 20 minutes

Sitting silently, eyes closed, create a giggle in the very guts of your being, as if your whole body is giggling and laughing. Start swaying with the laughter and let it spread from the belly to the whole of your body: hands laughing, feet laughing. Go crazily into it. If it comes uproariously, loudly, allow it; if it comes silently, then sometimes silently, sometimes loudly – but keep on laughing.

This stage is over when you hear a gong beat.

Second Stage: 20 minutes

Lie down, spread yourself on the floor, facing the floor. Make contact with the earth, the whole body lying down there, and just feel that the earth is the mother and you are the child. Get lost in that feeling. Breathe with the earth, feel one with the earth.

Third Stage: 20 minutes

Stand up and start dancing. Energized by the earthing, you will have so much energy that your dancing will have a different quality to it. Just dance, any dance.

A suggestion from Osho for doing this meditation alone at home:

“If it is warm and you can do it in the garden, on the soil, that will be far better; if it can be done naked, that will be even better. Make contact with the earth, the whole body lying down there on the earth. We come from the earth and one day we will be going back to it.

“If it is difficult, it is cold, then you can do this inside a room; when it is sunny, do it outside. If it is very cold, cover yourself with a blanket.”

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