WHAT IS MEDITATION ?
Meditation means state of no thought. When there is no thoughts in your mind, just pure awareness and watchfulness. It is state of pure joy and bliss. It is a state of pure consciousness, when the mind is empty , free of scattered thoughts and various pattern.The Meditator become observer of all activity of the mind. Thoughts may come and go but the observer or a meditator realize that he or she totally detached of the thoughts.
HOW MANY TYPES OF MEDITATION ARE THERE?
There are hundred of meditations, but broadly it can divided in to two types of meditation - Active and Passive.
Active meditation is a style that advocates active movement of the body followed by silence. There are lots of active meditations.Many of the active meditation is created by Indian mystic Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, later known as Osho. He advocated around 100 meditation techniques. He believed that a meditation style that involved physical activity was more practical for the modern world.
Active meditation is practiced in stages and it can help to calm the mind and create better awareness of the world.
Some of the famous Active Meditation Technique by Osho is
The most Famous Active Meditation By Osho Are
OSHO Dynamic Meditation
OSHO Kundalini Meditation
OSHO Nataraj Meditation
OSHO Mandala Meditation
OSHO Whirling Meditation
OSHO No-Dimensions Meditation
OSHO Chakra Sounds Meditation
OSHO Chakra Breathing Meditation
Besides these Osho Active Meditations any activities of everyday life such as walking, working, eating, swimming, dancing, etc can be of active meditation.
The main aim of all active meditation is, to experience a meditative state, to experience no thought state. When a person is in meditative state, he or she increase in energy, full of enthusiasm , his or her performance increase manifold.
Why Active Meditations?
Active meditation is so much needed because in this fast and forward age, everybody is in so much hurry and tension, no body has time to relax, everybody is running so fast, they almost forget what is peace, what is silence.
In order to experience silence and inner peace strong activity is needed, so that one can very easily let go his or her tension and come to experience silence and beauty of this moment.
This is called passive as it involves withdrawing ourselves in calm, sitting postures to achieve a meditative state that can help us in our active life.
Passive meditation are those which are not involve active movement of your body, just use our imagination, intention, watchfulness of breath and chanting etc.
The aim of all passive meditation techniques is to still the mind from wavering and distracting thoughts to gradually make pure stillness and emptiness of the mind. There are lots of passive meditation techniques which include
Zazen, Vipassana, Mindfulness, Loving-Kindness, Mantra, TM, Yoga Meditation (any type),Self-Enquiry, Guided Meditation etc.
Most famous Osho Passive Meditations techniques are
Osho Vipassana Meditation
Osho Nadabrahma Meditation
Osho Chakra Sound Meditation
Osho Gourishankar Meditation
Osho Devavani Meditation