The Bledsoe Show

Kevin Orosz: Authentic Relating and Bioenergetics #59

Osho Dynamic Meditation, Eastern vs. Western Cultures, Entrepreneurship means freedom, Preventing energy leaks, Grounding Camp, and more.



Guest: Kevin Orosz

Kevin Orosz coaches clients in the weaponization and actualization of their intuition. Developing their spiritual abilities and senses through practical techniques and mindset hacks. People come to him to have radical accountability and wellness applied to their life in the vein of lifestyle science and mysticism. The “conscious community” and “spiritual world” may seem archaic, silly, unscientific, or even absurd from a Westerner’s perspective looking in — however with the synergy of Eastern wisdom and current psychology & neuroscience — there is a balance. He is that bridge.

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Resources: Kevin Orosz, Mystic Misfit


3:00

Who is Kevin Orosz?

Kevin Oroz is a men’s coach who leads transformational retreats and workshops based around authentic relating communications and bioenergetic deep embodiment work. He is the founder and chief strategy officer at Mystic Misfit, a lifestyle brand building conscious community through Connection, Purpose, & Freedom. Orosz is also a yoga teacher, teaches osho meditation, MC’s events, and is a hip-hop freestyler.


8:10

The path to meditation

Orosz’ path into meditation started at school, he majored in psychology and minored in philosophy. In philosophy he started with plato and aristotle, and then he went deep into eastern philosophy learning about yoga sutras, meditations, and more.

It took months of practicing yoga and meditation until Orosz reached the aha moment. He was using yoga before for fitness, working hard to get his sweat on. Seated meditation also felt awkward to him, which is why he got into Osho, which is an active meditation practice with tons of breath work, including catharsis (shaking the body).

“Meditation has a lot of different pathways.” — Kevin Orosz


10:15

Osho Dynamic Meditation

This meditation is a fast, intense and thorough way to break old, ingrained patterns in the bodymind that keep one imprisoned in the past, and to experience the freedom, the witnessing, silence and peace that are hidden behind these prison walls.

Instructions

The meditation lasts one hour and has five stages. Keep your eyes closed throughout, using a blindfold if necessary. It can be done alone, and can be even more powerful if it is done with others.

First Stage: 10 minutes

Breathing chaotically through the nose, let breathing be intense, deep, fast, without rhythm, with no pattern — and concentrating always on the exhalation. The body will take care of the inhalation. The breath should move deeply into the lungs. Do this as fast and as hard as you possibly can until you literally become the breathing. Use your natural body movements to help you to build up your energy. Feel it building up, but don’t let go during the first stage.

Second Stage: 10 minutes

EXPLODE! … Let go of everything that needs to be thrown out. Follow your body. Give your body freedom to express whatever is there. Go totally mad. Scream, shout, cry, jump, kick, shake, dance, sing, laugh; throw yourself around. Hold nothing back; keep your whole body moving. A little acting often helps to get you started. Never allow your mind to interfere with what is happening. Consciously go mad. Be total.

Third Stage: 10 minutes

With arms raised high above your head, jump up and down shouting the mantra, “Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!” as deeply as possible. Each time you land, on the flats of your feet, let the sound hammer deep into the sex center. Give all you have; exhaust yourself completely.

Fourth Stage: 15 minutes

STOP! Freeze wherever you are, in whatever position you find yourself. Don’t arrange the body in any way. A cough, a movement, anything, will dissipate the energy flow and the effort will be lost. Be a witness to everything that is happening to you.

Fifth Stage: 15 minutes

Celebrate! With music and dance express whatsoever is there. Carry your aliveness with you throughout the day.

Image courtesy of Osho

Source: Above section is from Osho.com.


16:20

Eastern vs. Western cultures

People’s sense of identity and self are quite different between eastern and western cultures. In the west, people care much more about personal space and individuality, and it’s common ask someone: “What do you do?”. In the easy, it’s much more of a collective hive mind, where it’s common to ask: “Who are you?”

Image courtesy of Taschen

18:15

Fast Flowing Energy

Orosz helps his clients become more mindful. When he starts coaching a new client he focuses on a fast flowing energy, which means inserting a mindful act into whatever his new client already likes to do.

Orosz makes sure to implement a relatively easy new habit that can be put into practice. For example: Intermittent fasting, sticky notes, phone reminders, mantras, etc. He helps create something that will pull someone into mindfulness again and again. Usually, within 10–14 days his clients feel better physically, become more productive, and are overall happier.


20:55

Meditation awareness

Although it’s meditation can put us at ease, make us less resentful, and generally make our life experience better, all of us find excuses to skip sometimes, but even a 5 minute session can yield a 10x productivity boost.

Now, you may be at the point where you notice yourself scrolling on social media for 5 minutes figuring you could have used that time to meditate, which is good. The awareness of catching yourself not doing something you want or doing something you don’t really want to do will eventually lead you to do things that are more aligned with your true self.


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24:45

Entrepreneurship means freedom

“The whole reason I became an entrepreneur and I find a lot of people become entrepreneurs is freedom. The value of freedom right? Freedom of time, freedom of who I get to work with, how I produce energy and income. And then you blink your eyes and the 9–5 life left and my freedom has been restricted, cause I’m hindered by calls, and like commitments, and events, and like the backend work, and a number of writers made that point, but meditation is all about freedom. It’s about cultivating a sense of freedom and ease in life.” — Kevin Orosz


28:45

Preventing energy leaks

Energy leaks are caused by various things. For example, gossip is a big energy suck. We think we need to vent, but negative language makes us lose energy. Language hacking lets us prevent energy leaks: Instead of using language of”
“I need to” or “I have to”, replace it with “I get to”.

Language is a template and manifold for our reality, subtle changes in our language are changing our subconscious. The way we talk about ourselves in reality is coloring our perception.

“If you slow down enough you can a watch a thoughts be born and watch it’s evolution. Instead of just sitting there watching it fly, once you see one, you’re like: ‘oh interesting’. does that feel good? is it serving me?” — Kevin Orosz


31:00

Float tank meditations

Float tanks are like self-experimentation labs, where we force ourselves into meditation by shutting down all inputs. 6 months ago, Mike discovered a mixture for great self-care float sessions. He takes 5mg of THC, and 5mg of CBD before his 90 min float tank sessions.

The mixture allows him to get into a state where he can scan his body for tension. He scans his body by putting awareness into body part starting with the toes. Then he goes up to his head, down to the spine, down into the organs, and finishes with the heart. After one session of putting a lot of awareness inside his heart, he walked out with his chest feeling bigger, feeling like he just did MDMA.

While scanning his body, sometimes he notices thoughts that he just lets go, and sometimes he chooses to focus on it, which can get him to relive old memories that are attached to some tension. After going down the rabbit hole, the tension usually releases.

“I’ve learned in the float tank it might be good to let a thought go, but sometimes it’s good to go straight into it. Alright this thought means what, which means what, which means what, which means nothing.” — Mike Bledsoe


37:55

Breathwork

Breathwork is Orosz’s favorite tool to balance his mind. It doesn’t require a big time commitment or any special setup, and makes it easier to get into meditation.

You could do just breathwork and have a crazy workout or transcendental meditation. Breathwork comes in many forms, such as nostril breathing, square breathing, breath of fire, breath holds, Wim Hof method, etc. The yoga we know and love in the west is just preparation for breath work.

Pro tip: If you move before breathwork or open up your fascia before by rolling on something like the coregeous ball from yoga tune up, you can take in more air per breath.


44:20

Authentic relating

Authentic relating is the when we think about where thoughts and feeling came from, rather than identifying with them. It’s like reporting the facts of our direct experience to one another through language scripts, where we can meet halfway comparing notes of thoughts instead of projecting.

“Authentic relating is wanting to know someone’s heart fully in the most non-violent connective and intimate way possible.” — Kevin Orosz


52:15

Bioenergetics

Bioenergetics is a combination of movement, intention/cognitive energy, and breath. It’s also yoga, movement, and breathwork. Animals and children are experts of bioenergetics as they don’t try to suppress their energy.

Orosz has worked with Elliott Hulse, founder of Strength Camp and Grounding Camp and now teaches bioenergetics. His exercises include speaking gibberish for 20 min and flow primal movements, which create full unsuppressed energies.


1:04:10

Permaculture

Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered around simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems.

Orosz has a dream of living year round in sustainable living communities with access to high quality food, water and fast internet. He was inspired by Punta Mona in Costa Rica, which is an 85-acre, off-the-grid, beachfront, family owned, environmental education center, botanical collection,
established organic permaculture farm and an eco-lodge,
dedicated to regenerative ways of living.

“It’s a marriage between the entrepreneurial, productive mindset with regenerative mindset to protect the earth for generations of our children.” — Kevin Orosz


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