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 the founder and owner of Zenned Out, a jewelry company that handcrafts jewelry with meaning and provides a community that inspires a mindful and spiritual lifestyle. Cassie grew up with a open minded, astrology obsessed grandmother and a father that would take her and her sister star gazing in the wee hours of the night. These experiences shaped Cassie and Zenned Out into what they are today by bringing spirituality and astrology into the forefront. Cassie hopes to give spiritual souls a place to feel at home on the Zenned Out blog and offers handcrafted jewelry with meaningful symbols, powerful gemstones, and mindful quotes to enable people to wear jewelry that aligns with their souls purpose.