Monday, February 28, 2011

De-stress, the Osho way!

Eisha Sarkar
Posted on Hello Wellness on Feb 28 2011 5:09PM

In this fast-paced world you pay with your life for the wealth you accumulate. And the stress you undergo is more than what you can handle. Here's how you can de-stress, Osho style:

Laugh out loud!
Laughter is the best medicine for stress. "Seriousness is a sickness; your sense of humour makes you more human, more humble. The sense of humour - according to me - is one of the most essential parts of religiousness," Osho once said. It is only through love and laughter and a tremendous joy in life that you can start feeling the presence of something that is beyond.

Let loose and meditate
According to Osho, the best way to de-stress is by shedding your ego, soothing your intellect and elevating your soul. Try Osho's dynamic meditation, a technique that differs from others because it doesn't lay stress on concentration. Dynamic meditation involves many energetic activities such as jumping and dancing. The underlying principle is that you need to de-stress the mind simply by having fun and by feeling happy.

Live in the present
You tend to get stressed about things you don't have, can't do or don't know. The reference points are always either in the past or in the future, not 'now'. Osho stressed on the need to experience life in all possible ways - good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light and summer-winter. "The heart knows nothing of the past, nothing of the future; it knows only of the present. The heart has no time concept," he once wrote.

Live life as it comes, one moment at a time that you enjoy to the fullest and stress will say goodbye to you.

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