Practice of awareness, watchfulness, mindfulness, witnessing
“Let the spine be erect and the body be loose, hanging on the spine – not tense. The body should be loose, relaxed, the spine erect, so gravitation has the least pull on you. Vipassana simply means witnessing. And that has been my whole life’s effort: to teach you awareness, witnessing, alertness, consciousness.” ~Osho
OSHO VIPASSANA MEDITATION
This meditation is based on a method of Gautama the Buddha. It is for practicing awareness, watchfulness, mindfulness, witnessing. The OSHO form of Vipassana enables this to be a comfortable, “juicy” experience, it is not dry.
THE MEDITATION LASTS ONE HOUR AND HAS FIVE STAGES. KEEP YOUR EYES CLOSED THROUGHOUT.
First Stage: 10 Minutes
Breathing chaotically through the nose, let breathing be intense, deep, fast, without rhythm, with no pattern – and concentrating always on the exhalation. The body will take care of the inhalation. The breath should move deeply into the lungs. Do this as fast and as hard as you possibly can until you literally become the breathing. Use your natural body movements to help you to build up your energy. Feel it building up, but don’t let go during the first stage.
Second Stage: 10 Minutes
EXPLODE! … Let go of everything that needs to be thrown out. Follow your body. Give your body freedom to express whatever is there. Go totally mad. Scream, sho