OSHO Talking to Your BodyMind
The roots of this simple technique can be found in the ancient teachings of China and Tibet. Now, these ancient techniques have been revitalized and updated for the twenty-first century according to the guidance of Osho.
This guided meditation is a process of being reminded of a language most of us have forgotten. It's the language of communicating with your own body. To communicate with the body, talking to it, listening to its messages has been a well-known practice in ancient Tibet.
Modern medical science is only now beginning to recognize what the sages and mystics have always known: that the mind and body are not separate entities but deeply related. The mind can affect the condition of the body, just as the condition of the body can affect the mind. Osho has created many meditation techniques, especially for today's men and women. This guided meditation of talking to the mind and body has been developed with his guidance.
Once you start communicating with your body, things become very easy. The body need not be forced, it can be persuaded. One need not fight with the body -- that's ugly, violent, aggressive, and any sort of conflict is going to create more and more tension. So you need not be in any conflict -- let comfort be the rule. And the body is such a beautiful gift from God that to fight with it, is to deny God himself. It is a shrine... we are enshrined in it; it is a temple. We exist in it and we have to take every care of it -- it is our responsibility. So for seven days.... It will look a little absurd in the beginning because we have never been taught to talk to our own body -- and miracles can happen through it. They are already happening without our knowing it. When I am saying something to you, my hand follows in a gesture. I am talking to you -- it is my mind that is communicating something to you. My body is following it. The body is en rapport with the mind. When you want to raise the hand, you have to do nothing -- you simply raise it. Just the very idea that you want to raise it and the body follows it; it is a miracle. In fact, biology or physiology has not yet been able to explain how it happens. Because an idea is an idea; you want to raise your hand -- it is an idea. How does this idea become transformed into a physical message to the hand? And it does not take any time at all -- in a split second; sometimes without any time gap. For example, I am talking to you and my hand will go on collaborating; there is no time gap. It is as if the body is running parallel to the mind. It is very sensitive -- one should learn how to talk to it, and many things can be done. – Osho
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