Nadabrahma Meditation is an ancient Tibetan technique of chanting which creates an energy-field of awareness within.
“It is a mantra meditation, and mantra is one of the most potential ways. It is very simple yet tremendously effective, because when you chant a mantra or you chant a sound your body starts vibrating; your brain cells particularly start vibrating.
If rightly done your whole brain becomes tremendously vibrant, and the whole body also. Once the body starts vibrating and your mind is already chanting, they both fall in a tune.” Osho
First Stage: 30 minutes
Sit in a relaxed position with eyes closed and lips together. Start humming, with mouth closed, making the hum sound with the nose as you exhale. Make the ‘hum’ loudly enough to be heard. Feel the humming resonate throughout your body and fall in tune with its vibration.The humming will feel as if it is showering from above the head , continuously filling the empty vase that is our body, with the bottom of the vase being the space where our body touches the ground.
Second Stage: 1st 7 minutes 30 seconds
Palms facing upwards start moving your hands forward from the belly. Then separate them so they circle outwards until they come back together at the belly. Continue with this movement. The movement should be very slow, so that at times it appears as if there is no movement at all. Feel that you are giving energy out to the universe.
Second Stage: 2nd 7 minutes 30 seconds
After seven and a half minutes of second stage, there is a little gap in the music to let you know that you can now turn your palms down and reverse the circular motion of your hands, so that they now divide out alongside the body and circle outwards sideways from the belly and come back together in front of it. Feel that you are receiving energy back from the universe.
Third Stage: 15 minutes
Remain sitting or lie down absolutely quiet and still, be a witness of everything happening within but keeping the body and mind relaxed.
Nadabrahma For Couples:
There is a beautiful, tantric variation of this technique for couples. Partners sit facing each other, covered by a bedsheet holding each others crossed hands.
It is best to wear no other clothing. Light the room only by four small candles and burn a particular incense, kept only for this meditation. Close your eyes and hum together for thirty minutes. After a short while the energies will be felt to meet, merge and unite.
Continue in the 2nd stage as explained above, while still facing each other under the sheet, then in the last stage lie down together and be still.
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Osho on Nadabrahma Meditation
“In a mantra meditation – Nadabrahma or any chanting – this is how the mechanism works: when you start chanting a sound – and any sound will do; even abracadabra – if you start resounding inside, the body starts responding. Sooner or later a moment comes when the body and the mind are both together in one direction for the first time. When body and mind are both together, you are free from the body and the mind – you are not tom apart. Then the third element which you are in reality – call it soul, spirit,’ atma’, anything – that third element is at ease because it is not being pulled in different directions.
The body and the mind are so much engrossed in chanting that the soul can slip out of them very easily, unobserved, and can become a witness – can stand out and look at the whole game that is going on between the mind and the body. It is such a beautiful rhythm that the mind and body never become aware that the soul has slipped out… because they don’t allow so easily, mm? they keep their possession. Nobody wants to lose his possession. The body wants to dominate the soul, the mind wants to dominate the soul.
This is a very sly way to get out of their hold. They become drunk with the chanting, and you slip out.
So in Nadabrahma, remember this: let the body and mind be totally together, but remember that you have to become a witness. Get out of them, easily, slowly, from the back door, with no fight, with no struggle. Mm? they are drinking – you get out, and watch from the outside….
This is the meaning of the English word ‘ecstasy’ – to stand out. Stand out and watch from there… and it is tremendously peaceful. It is silence, it is bliss, it is benediction.
This is the whole secret of chanting – that’s why chanting has prevailed down the centuries. There has never been a religion that has not used chanting and mantra. But there is a danger also! If you don’t get out, if you don’t become a witness, there is a danger – then you have missed the whole point. If you become drunk with the body and the mind and your soul also becomes drunk, then chanting is an intoxicant. Then it is like a tranquiliser – it will give you a good sleep, that’s all. It is a lullaby. Good – nothing wrong in it – but not of any real value either.
So this is the pitfall to be remembered: chanting is so beautiful that one wants to get lost. If you are lost, then good, you enjoyed a rhythm, an inner rhythm, and it was beautiful and you liked it, but it was like a drug – it is an acid trip. By chanting, by the sound, you created certain drugs in your body.
Chanting creates chemical changes in the body, and those changes are no different than marijuana or LSD. Some day, when research goes deeper into meditation, they are going to find that chanting creates chemical changes – just as fasting also creates chemical changes.
After the seventh or eighth day of fasting, one feels tremendously jubilant, weightless, very glad for no reason, delighted – as if all burden has disappeared. Your body is creating a certain chemical change.” Osho