Why do we use movement in meditation?
There are so many ways to be enlightened… So many ways to enter in another realm of consciousness. Why do we want to shake, shake, shake? Represented by the dormant, curled up snake, at the base of the spine, the shaking motion of this active meditation aims to awaken an immeasurable power and spiritual energy in the body, mind and spirit. Amplifying universal consciousness and intuition, the practice is said to spiritually enlighten through movement. The aim is to open the mind through the Kundalini Shakti, and use the energy of the earth to let your natural self emerge.
Our over-stimulated minds often struggle to be still during meditative practice, and many feel that the western mind is more suited to this dynamic form of meditation. Using the power of the earth to generate movement in the body, it is incredible to stop and actually feel the sheer force of energy in a ball between your hands – a practice that make this form of meditation much more tangible than many others. The innate power of Shakti energy forms a beautiful synergy with the surge of feminine energy coursing through the globe, and balances out the imbalance of masculinity.
For the best guidance on Kundalini –we refer to the words of Osho….
If you are doing the kundalini meditation, allow the shaking – but don’t do it! Stand silently, feel it coming, and when your body starts a little trembling, help it, but don’t do it! Enjoy it, feel blissful about it, allow it, receive it, welcome it, but don’t will it.
If you force, it will become an exercise, a bodily physical exercise. Then the shaking will be there, but just on the surface. It will not penetrate you. You will remain solid, stone-like, rocklike within. You will remain the manipulator, the doer, and the body will only be following. The body is not the question, you are the question.
When I say shake, I mean your solidity, your rocklike being should shake to the very foundations, so it becomes liquid, fluid, melts, flows. And when the rocklike being becomes liquid your body will follow. Then there is no shaker, only shaking; then nobody is doing it, it is simply happening. Then the doer is not.
“Enjoy it, but don’t will it. And remember, whenever you will a thing you cannot enjoy it. They are reverse, opposites; they never meet. If you will a thing you cannot enjoy it, if you enjoy it you cannot will it.” Osho