Dynamic Meditation – How To Be A 3 Year Old Child Again

Dynamic Meditation   How To Be A 3 Year Old Child Again

What I do is sort of like dynamic meditation.  I confront the useless beliefs and ideas you cling to, in a way that you’ll react.  After you’ve gotten all your pent up emotions out, then you’re more open to what I have to say.

I was on the receiving end of this a few weeks ago when Sol and I were in a discussion.  It made me reflect on something interesting: the more emotion and psychological tension we build up inside, the less open and receptive we are of the people around us, and the life we have in general.

How many times have you gone into a situation with an outlook already coloured darkly with a negative perspective?  Every single thing you see, feel and experience is suddenly a whole lot different than what you experienced before.  Our perception of life is extremely important, and is directly influenced by the level of pent up emotions we carry inside ourselves.

Our perception determines how many friends we have, what jobs we choose and stay in, how thankful we are of the people in our lives, who we partner with, and how big our general levels of happiness are.

The Best Form of Catharsis

Just think of a little 3 year old child.  How many rigid beliefs do they obsessively cling to?  How many passive aggressive displays of anger do they have?  How many tension induced headaches and neck aches do they put up with?  If the kid is like most 3 year old kids, none whatsoever.  But why?  Because they regularly engage in a very healthy form of catharsis: tantrums.

Just think of how you feel after you scream or cry.  More often than not, you feel a sense of relief and a whole lot more peaceful than before.  These are only two forms of very mild catharsis however, and unfortunately, the only ones that we usually choose to relieve ourselves of the cocktail of emotions we all carry with us.

So why don’t we throw tantrums like we did when we were 3?  Wouldn’t it be a much more thorough way to empty ourselves of all the emotional weights we carry?  Many of you will think words like: infantile, embarrassing, immature and uncivilized when the idea of throwing a tantrum comes up in your minds.

Fortunately for us “mature and civilized” adults, there is a controlled way of dropping all of our mental and emotional baggage.  It has rules too! … Will that pique your interest?

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Dynamic Meditation

Dynamic meditation was first created by Indian guru and mystic Osho (or Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh).  It’s a full body catharsis that involves sporadic and spontaneous movements and noises that are aimed to increase alertness, and purify the body of toxic, repressed emotions.

The whole point of dynamic meditation is to become more open, aware and embracing of life, in the present moment.

For your entertainment, I’ve included a fascinating video below.  Try to watch this video in a state of open mindedness.

I did this for a long time.  It’s the most powerful thing I know to help you get through stressful situations … it just changes the entire day, everything.  – YouTube user

Stage 1:

Quick, deep, and chaotic breathing.  This is supposed to build up all the energy inside of you to breaking point.

Stage 2:

Go crazy, and let every emotion you have out, just like a 3 year old having a tantrum.  Scream, cry, jump or do anything that expresses and releases what you feel inside.

Step 3:

Jump up and down, breathing the mantra “Hoo!” continuously.

Step 4:

Stop and freeze exactly where you are!  In this stage you’re supposed to observe your body and the sensations it’s experiencing.

Step 5:

Dance around and celebrate through dance!

Although dynamic meditation may not be for everyone, it’s one superb way to let go of all the poisonous emotions that we carry within ourselves, sometimes for years.  These emotions make us sick both in body, and in mind.

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Any experiences with dynamic meditation?  Feel free to share them below!

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  1. Iqbal Halim says

    Taking a long deep breath help me a lot when i got stressed. At least it takes 10 times or more. Make me feel relief and peaceful just like what you said above. But i have my own ways to rid of the stressed situation. i usually take a long sleep about 10 hours or I’ll eat as much as i can. But sometimes the entire ways that we used are useless. The stress still haunt me. I need an enlightenment :(

    About being spontaneous, i don’t know to react. when kid, i used to love yelling, but after the number’s getting old, it feels awkward to do that again. people see it as an awkward act. you know, people get their own speculation about what we do. they may be think we’re a weirdo. The judge that made us feel down immediately and felt ignored.

    The fact is I’m a hyper sensitive man, let this heart takes control of me. Feeling guilty even i didn’t make any mistakes. i am a truly introvert who trying hard to see the bright side of it, but it sucks when it didn’t work at all.

    • says

      It’s very difficult being a highly sensitive person in the face of life’s daily pressures and stresses, so I empathize with you Iqbal ;) The point emphasized in this article was pretty much to try having a full-blown tantrum again, but not in front of other people ( instead, you should try it in the safety of your own house, or a quiet space.) Shouting at people won’t help anyone, that’s completely true, and neither will excessive eating (all of which I’ve done to no avail). I really hope that you get time to try dynamic meditation, I’ve tried variations of it, and as a HSP it truly releases all the deep-seated anger and upset that we can carry around within ourselves. Dynamic meditation certainly isn’t a quick-fix to overcome stress (as in, you can’t just leave a difficult customer at work to quickly practice it), but it’s something that requires a bit more time, say, right at the end of the week when you’re by yourself at home unwinding.

      Good luck :) There are many downfalls of being highly sensitive, but many beautiful things about being being a HSP as well.