Invitation for participating in a group meditation on Seven Chakras - Osho Chakra Breathing Meditation.
All are invited.
No prior experience necessary. Instructions will be provided prior to meditation and there will be opportunity to ask questions and share.
Clothing - Wear very lose comfortable relaxed clothing.
Chakra Breathing Meditation by Osho can help you become aware of and experience each of the seven chakras. This meditation is active and uses deep rapid breathing and body movement, accompanied by musical sounds, by Kamal, to open and bring awareness and vitality to the chakras.
This meditation is best done on empty stomach. Recommended that participants have a light wholesome breakfast early in the day and lunch after the meditation.
11:00AM - Welcome followed by short description of Osho Chakra Breathing Meditation
11:15AM - Osho Chakra Breathing Meditation
12:15PM - Short Osho Audio talk followed by Tea and Sharing
About Osho Chakra Breathing Meditation
Instructions will be provided prior to the Group Chakra meditation. Here is a write up of the steps.
1. 45 minutes Chakra Breathing
Stand with feet as wide apart as your hips or shoulders. Let your body be loose and relaxed. Close your eyes and with mouth open breathe deeply and rapidly into the first chakra. As you breathe let your attention be in the pelvic area of your body, where the first chakra is located. Equal emphasis should be put on both the in and out breaths. Don't force your breathing; breathe in a rhythm that feels comfortable and allows you to become aware of the feelings and sensations of each chakra.
Breathe into the first chakra until you hear a bell which indicates to start breathing into the second chakra. Each time you hear a bell, move this deep rapid breathing up into the next chakra. As you breathe up from chakra to chakra your breathing should become more rapid and more gentle, so that you are taking about twice as many breaths in the seventh chakra as you were in the first.
While breathing, it is helpful to shake your body, stretch, tilt or rotate your pelvis and move your hands in any way that you feel, but let your feet stay in one spot. Allow your feet, knees, hips, and other joints to become like springs so that once you set the breathing and body into motion, the movement will become continuous and effortless. Let your awareness remain primarily with the sensations of the chakras, rather than with the breathing or the body movement.
After breathing in the seventh chakra, you will hear three bells. This is the signal to let your breath and awareness turn and fall back down through each chakra. As you breathe down allow your breath to become slower from chakra to chakra. Let the energy flow down by itself from the seventh chakra to include the entire spectrum of chakra energy from top to bottom, like seven colors blending into one rainbow. This downward breathing should take about two minutes and it is up to you how long you breathe into each chakra.
After you finish this sequence, stand silently for a few moments before starting the next sequence. T his upward and downward breathing sequence should be repeated three times, or for a total of about 45 minutes.
If you don't feel the energy of your chakras at first, just breathe into the area where they are located. Remember not to push the breath, rather allow the breath and body movement to be like a bridge and carry you into the sensations and qualities of energy of each chakra. Becoming sensitive to different qualities of each chakra comes not through force, but through awareness and patience.
2. 15 minutes silence. After the third breathing sequence, sit relaxed with closed eyes in silence. As you sit don't focus on anything in particular, remain a witness to whatever is happening, and not to judge it.
Just go on watching your Breathing Osho -
People go on doing things almost in a sleep. Just become a little more alert. Do whatsoever you are doing, but bring the quality of consciousness to your actions -- there is no other method. And you can bring that quality to small things and that is helpful. Sitting, just watch your breathing. The breath goes in, watch; the breath goes out, watch. Just go on watching your breathing. And it is of great help because if you watch your breathing, thinking stops.
This is something to be understood. Either you can think or you can watch your breathing. You can't do both together. Breathing and thinking are such processes that only one can exist in you -- in awareness. In unawareness, both can continue: you can go on breathing and you can go on thinking.
But if you become aware, either you can think or you can breathe; and when you breathe with awareness, thinking disappears. Your whole consciousness becomes focused on breathing. And breathing is such a simple process: you need not do it, it is already happening. You can just bring your consciousness to it.
Buddha became enlightened through this simple method. He calls it vipassana, insight. Breathing brings great insight and when you are aware of breathing, the whole thought process simply comes to a stop -- and great stillness arises. After watching your breathing, it will be easy to watch your thinking directly, because breathing is a little gross.
Thinking is more subtle. Thoughts have no weight, they are weightless; they can't be measured, they are immeasurable. That's why the materialists cannot accept them. Matter means measure -- that which can be measured is matter. So thought is not matter because it cannot be measured. It is, and yet it cannot be measured; hence it is an epiphenomenon.
The materialist says, "It is only a by-product, a side effect, a shadow phenomenon" -- just as you walk in the sun, a shadow follows you. But the shadow is nothing. You walk in life and thinking arises, but it is only a shadow. If you watch this shadow, this epiphenomenon, these thoughts and the processes of thought... it is going to be a more subtle phenomenon because it is not as gross as breathing.
But first, learn the process of awareness through breathing and then move to thinking. And you will be surprised: the more you watch your thinking... again, either you can watch or you can think. Both cannot be done simultaneously. If you watch, thinking disappears.
If thinking appears, watching disappears. When you have become alert enough to watch your thoughts and let them disappear through watching, then move to feeling -- which is even more subtle. And these are the three steps of vipassana. First breathing, second thinking, third feeling. And when all these three have disappeared, what is left is your being. To know it is to know all. To conquer it is to conquer all.
Source: from Osho Book "Dhammapada Vol 6"
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