Video: "So Hum" Mantra Meditation for Beginners
This video is for my friend Jonathan who messaged me to say that he wants to start meditating "Now!"
In this video I walk you through a mantra based meditation great for beginners. 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. ( for more deets on the meaning scroll down!)
5 Easy Steps for this Mantra Meditation:
1. Grab your phone + set your timer ( 5 min works fab!)
2. Find a space in your house where you won't be disturbed
3. Get comfortable (sitting or laying down- either work!)
4. Close your eyes and take 3 deep breaths
5. Begin to repeat the mantra silently + sync with your breath
Voila!! You have meditated. Try it out for 7 days and see what happens?!! How did it go? Have a question? Send me a note!!
The So Hum mantra: has a special meaning in Vedic philosophy and is often the mantra given to those new to the practices of yoga and meditation.
So Hum is a phrase comprised of two Sanskrit words. The literal translations are:
Therefore, the translation of So Hum is “I Am That.” Many Vedic scholars have interpreted the “That” in the mantra to represent the Universe, and it is now widely understood that the So Hum mantra symbolizes the fact that we are all connected to the universal energy that is constantly supporting and nourishing us in the ways we need and desire. It falls into the same concept as “oneness,” or “I am one with the Universe and all of creation.”
The idea of being one with the Universe and constantly supported, offers feelings of safety, protection, and unconditional support. When you’re seeking support, love, or protection, the So Hum mantra may be a great fit for your meditation. ref: mindfulminutes.com