OSHO Kundalini Meditation
(Instructions and the science behind it)
This meditation is best for late afternoon, between 4 pm to 6 pm.
The total duration of the meditation is 60 minutes and has four stages.
The 1st Stage (Duration: 15 minutes)
You need to close your eyes, loosen up your whole body and let your whole body shake from feet up.
“If you are doing the Kundalini Meditation, allow the shaking – don’t do it! Stand silently, feel it coming, and when your body starts a little trembling, help it, but don’t do it! Enjoy it, feel blissful about it, allow it, receive it, welcome it, but don’t will it.”
– Osho : Hsin Hsin Ming,The Zen Understanding of Mind and Consciousness
In the Animal Kingdom, all mammals can be observed to shake when they wake up or get up to to throws off old energy and physical tension. We humans naturally shake in fear, because in fear the body’s fight or flight mode is turned on and Adrenal Glands release a hormone called Adrenaline which speeds up heart BPM, blood pressure, and breathing which is important for survival.
The process of shaking stimulates the Parasympathetic Nervous System which sends electric – impulses to the Frontal Lobe of the Brain to calm down, relax, and let go.
According to Neuro-Science, the primary function of the Parasympathetic Nervous System is to conserve (store) energy for later use for survival purposes. The average running speed of humans is 45 kilometer per hour but humans can run faster if they are running for their life; let’s suppose if a lion is chasing. Where does the extra energy come from to run faster than the average speed? The energy comes from the Parasympathetic Nervous System where the energy is stored. The Parasympathetic Nervous System runs from the base of the Spinal Cord up to the main brain which is also the pathway of Kundalini Energy. Kundalini energy can be translated as the Life Force Energy. According to Patanjali Yoga Sutra, the energy remains coiled at the base of the Spinal Cord and by the process of meditation, this energy can be stimulated to move from the bottom of the Spinal Cord up to the Pineal Gland in the brain and even higher to cultivate creativity, intuition and higher consciousness.
Additionally, shaking the whole body also activates the Lymphatic System of our body. As per Neurologists, the Lymphatic System helps in getting rid of toxins and boosts the production of Immune Cells. So, the shaking in the 1st stage of the meditation also facilitates in the process of natural detoxification and building strong immunity against bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that cause disease.