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Soham Mantra for Meditation

I recently started taking a Yoga meditation class to deepen my connection to center!

While Pilates exercises are excellent as a form of moving meditation to focus on feeling and activating the energy flow throughout the body,  it’s also important to find that still, quiet place for rest, rejuvenation, and contemplation on well –  absolutely nothing, but altogether everything!

One of the biggest challenges with a meditation practice is learning how to quiet the mind and just be in stillness without the distraction of thoughts, feelings, and emotions.  There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of different ways to meditate and probably just as many techniques to assist in centering one’s focus.

This week I learned the benefits of the words Soham, and using So Ham as a mantra for  Yoga meditation.

So Ham is a universal mantra that is used throughout the world for meditation because it’s vibration is a natural part of breath. Because everybody breathes it is  familiar to our body, even though we may not have ever thought about or focused on it in this way.

Sooooo… is the sound of inhalation, and Hummmm… is the sound of exhalation.

This Hamsa mantra poses the question, “Who am I?” And So Ham provides the answer, “I am that.”

When repeated it declares, “I am that I am that I am that I am.”

This can be a very useful and powerful tool to train both the body and the breath for increased relaxation to quiet the nervous system and the mind. Peace, Blessings and “So Ham” to your good health!

Check out this how-to video to learn more about So Hum and how to begin using  So Hum to compliment your Pilates training and Yoga practice by discovering new ways to deepening your connection to center through meditation.

Posted by Aliesa George in Breathing, Meditation and tagged , , , .

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