“Wilhelm Reich found that every mental disease has a bodily part to it, a parallel part in the body; in the body something has gone dead, solid. And unless that part of the body is released, that block dispersed, and again your body energy becomes a flow, it is impossible to make your spirit free. The imprisonment must be broken; the armour must be thrown. “ ~Osho, When the Shoe Fits
Osho and Wilhelm Reich agreed on many points, and one is the reality of what Reich called muscular armor in the body. The function of muscular armor is to repress awareness of uncomfortable or painful feelings, and to hold back the expression of unwanted emotions and energies by tightening the musculature and holding the breath.
The meditations Osho created begin with activity and intentional movement—sometimes breathing or shaking, jumping or dancing--which loosens tensions in the physical body. Gradually we are guided towards stillness, relaxation, silence, and deeper self-contact.
In this meditation, we will use Osho Pulsation exercises to deepen breathing and expand movement, to activate the body’s aliveness. As we open the body energy channels we begin to perceive the subtler inner flows of life energy that connect us to the cosmos. Relaxed breath and soft movements will carry awareness to rest deeper inside.
About Aneesha Dillon
Aneesha is the creator of Osho Pulsation, a meeting of neo-Reichian breath and bodywork with meditation. She has also developed Tantric Pulsation, which is rooted in the body’s natural capacity for pleasure and joy, and the spirit’s longing for expansion and still- ness.
She originally trained in neo-Reichian education with Charles Kelley at the Radix Institute nearly 50 years ago, and in 1976 went to In- dia to meet the Indian mystic Osho. Through her long association with Osho’s work she has developed a unique synthesis of Eastern and Western techniques for human growth and inner exploration.