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.
Cassie Uhl is a published author, artist, intuitive, and founder of Zenned Out. She created Zenned Out in 2012 with the mission to build a brand that normalizes spirituality. In 2018 she self-published her popular and interactive Goddess Discovery Book series. In 2020 her writing and art became more mainstream with Understanding Auras, Understanding Crystals, and Understanding Chakras, published by The Quarto Group. Her writing style and art combine to help marry accessibility with deep spiritual topics. It is her goal to help others understand and live spiritual practices that can change the world. Inspired by her open-minded grandmother, Cassie has been meditating and working with her energy since her teenage years. She received her 200hr YTT in 2012 with a focus on breathwork. Now, her work focuses on energy work, journeying, mediumship, death midwifery, and healing through traditional Celtic shamanic practices.