Achieving Tranquillity – Meditation of the Month

Whenever you feel the mind is not tranquil – tense, worried, chattering, anxiety, constantly dreaming – do one thing: First exhale deeply. Always start by exhaling. Exhale deeply: As much as you can, throw the air out. With the throwing of the air the mood will be thrown out, because breathing is everything.

And then expel the breath as far as possible. Take the belly in and retain for few seconds – don’t inhale. Let the air be out, and you don’t inhale for few seconds. Then allow the body to inhale. Inhale deeply – as much as you can. Again, stop for few seconds. The same should be the gap as you retain the breath out – if you retain for three seconds, retain the breath for three seconds. Throw it out; retain for three seconds. Take in; retain for three seconds. But it has to be thrown out completely. Exhale totally and inhale totally and make a rhythm. Retain, in; retain, out. Retain, in; retain, out. Immediately, you will feel a change coming into your whole being. The mood is gone. A new climate has entered into you.

Osho: (Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol. 2, Chapter 9)

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