We’re delighted to feature a guest post about Dynamic Meditation written by Cara Amy, who has also joined us as an Agent of “Woo” to help spread positive vibes in this City we all love! Over to Cara..
My journey with Dynamic Meditation started at the end of last summer. I heard of a free event happening in London, and I went along without really investigating what it involved. Looking back, I’m kind of glad that I didn’t know too much before showing up. If I’d seen the videos of people screaming and jumping, I may not have made it through the door…
I’d only just started dipping my toes into the wellbeing scene. My curiosity had been piqued at a meditative arts festival I stumbled across whilst on holiday in Corfu, and I was yearning to recapture the magical feeling of dancing amidst olive groves overlooking a crystal blue sea. I longed to catch a few more moments of respite from the whirlwind in my head. I’ve also always been a very active person.
So when I heard about Dynamic as a powerful technique for quieting the mind, and that it integrated physical activity, I immediately signed up for a free trial session without much reflection.
Dynamic is a meditation for the modern man. The idea behind it is that, given our sedentary lifestyles, achieving a meditative state by just sitting still is very hard. Instead, we first need to move; shake the tension from our bodies, make noise and do the things we often repress because of social norms and conventions. Only once we let go of all this clutter can we the find the stillness and peace in our minds. So, there are a number of phases to Dynamic. The first half hour is noisy, wild and vigorous, whilst the second half is when the meditation takes place.
The entire sequence is done blindfolded (or at least with your eyes closed), which really helps you to go deep into yourself, knowing that no one is watching you. You can unleash everything you want. You’ll feel better if you do. I can say from experience that the more you put in, the more you will get out. The more you let loose, the more energized you will feel when the meditation is over, and the more peaceful your sleep will be that night.
I’ve often had difficulty relaxing. My mind races, always thinking of what I should be doing next. Even on holiday, I’m obsessively planning how to make an experience “perfect”, without truly enjoying the present. However, with weekly Dynamic sessions, this started to change, and I noticed a profound difference in the way I responded to stressful situations or things going wrong. It was no longer the end of the world if my perfect vision of what should happen did not materialise.
I’d say this meditation is for you if you’re adventurous, and I use that term, not in sole reference to outwardly outgoing personalities. Rather, if you’re adventurous about exploring yourself, peeling back the layers, and learning to be more comfortable in your own true skin.
I say this because the unique sequence of Dynamic resulted in a lot being awakened within me. It made me realise how much stuff I accumulate, but don’t deal with. Always moving forward, I’ve never given myself time to face and come to terms with the things that over the years have upset me, angered me, or otherwise affected me. I think it’s something that many people do; we’re always in a rush, and it can be easier to run on to the next thing. But the problem is that difficult things don’t go away if they’re not dealt with. They lurk inside, and when you’re weak due to ill-health, grief, or simply because you’ve got so many little burdens that have finally overwhelmed you, they can present a formidable obstacle to happiness.
For me, Dynamic has led to old wounds being healed. I discovered parts of myself that I’d forgotten, or perhaps never even realised existed, and it’s made me a stronger person as a result. That’s why I want to spread the word, and why I encourage the curious to have a go. Even if you decide it’s not for you, the “jumping” stage is a brilliant workout. There’s nothing to lose, and everything to gain.
If you’re interested in trying, I recommend the weekly sessions run by Love Osho.
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