This is a very simple meditation practice and can be used by anyone. Whether you are brand new to meditation or are an experienced meditator, I truly believe you’ll find a spark of beauty with this practice.
Sanskrit: “So” —> English: “I”
Sanskrit: “Hum” —> English: “am that”
In Vedic philosophy, it means identifying oneself with the universe or ultimate reality. The So Hum meditation is a simple but powerful technique that uses the breath and the repetition of a mantra to quiet the mind and relax the body. This meditation will help you move beyond your mind’s busy chatter and provide a sense of focus.
The words “So” and Hum” are like the perfect one-syllable mantra, inhaling “So”, and exhaling “Hum”. A gentle reminder that “I am that” (I am awareness, I am consciousness).
How to Practice:
*Curious why you should have your spine straight? Having your spine straight allows prana (the life force energy) to move freely throughout the body.
This was the first meditation I personally learned. I would sit in my car before going into the office and practice this for 2 minutes. It was a real game changer as I was transitioning from morning mommy mode to morning working woman mode ;-).
Also, there really is no time limit on how long or short you can do this meditation practice. I would start out with 2 minutes and gradually increase the time to what works best for you.
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