A favorite of many, the No-Yes is a powerful 60 minute active meditation technique to help detoxify the body of repressed negative emotions, anxiety, and stress, allowing the practitioner to experience inner peace, clarity, and joy of living.
Mada Dalian explains how this mediation was created:
"In 1991, while reading one of Osho’s darshan diaries (talks transcribed from his intimate meetings with disciples), I came across a suggestion he made to a woman to help transform her negative thoughts into positive and balance her energies. He suggested she repeatedly say “No” for forty minutes and then switch to saying “Yes” for twenty minutes. I felt the wisdom and the power behind his advice and was inspired to experiment with it myself and in my groups. The results were amazingly transformative. I saw how quickly people were able to access and release the multiple layers of suppressed negative emotions like anger, resentment, sadness, blame, and judgments, and transform them into self-acceptance, love, gratitude, and joy without needing to engage their mind in any psychological activity.
I quickly noticed, however, that most people were having difficulty switching immediately from “No” to “Yes.” I realized that, similar to the gap that exists between the incoming and the outgoing breaths, a small transition stage of stillness and silence was necessary to help shift gears between these contradictory stages. After adding this gap (which I’m sure Osho would have added had he experimented with his suggestion further) a new meditation was born.
I then spent almost a year working with a musician on the “No” phase of the meditation to create the vibrations needed to bring to the surface what has been repressed in the body, so it can be easily released and transformed into self acceptance, understanding, trust and celebration of one’s own life. This meditation is dedicated to Osho and his work".