Soham // Mantra Series
Wow, here we are at Christmas week already! I hope chatting about different mantras has been helpful and inspiring for you while preparing for and celebrating the holidays. Today I want to talk a bit about the word Soham (pronounced sohum), which is Sanskrit for “I am THAT.” Soham answers the universal question, who am I?
Saying the word soham works as a breathing exercise, repeating so on the inhale and ham on the exhale. When said during a yoga practice or meditation, you are aligning yourself with ultimate reality and the universe.
The light which is thy fairest form, I see it. I am [that] what He is. -Isha Upanishad, verse 16
As we enter into a new year, making new goals and setting intentions for ourselves, this mantra is an important one to practice, refocusing on what matters most and what is true in our lives.
Categorised in: Mantras, Meditation, Wellness, Yoga
Cassie Uhl is the author of five books and two card decks, an artist, intuitive energy healer, and death doula. Her lineage and practices are rooted in pagan earth-based spiritual practices of Northern Europe. She approaches her work and clients with trauma-informed support through all phases of life. She currently resides on the land of the Myaamia people in so-called Indiana of the US.