What is Soham?
The Soham or Sohum (Sanskirt: सो ऽहम्), pronounced “so hum” is a very powerful and significant mantra in Hinduism. It is said to be the sound of the universe, and it represents the essential nature of the soul. The mantra can be translated to mean “I am That” or “I am He/She/It”.
This mantra is often used in meditation as it helps to still the mind and connect with the divine within. When repeated regularly, it can help to reduce stress and bring about a sense of peace, calm, and bliss. It is also said to increase self-awareness, focus and concentration, bring about positive change, and help manifest desires.
How do you Chant Soham?
There are many ways to chant Soham, but the most common way is to chant it as a mantra. To do this, you simply need to repeat the word “Soham” over and over again. Some people prefer to chant it aloud, while others prefer to chant it silently in their minds. There is no right or wrong way to do it – just go with whatever feels best for you.
If you find yourself struggling to focus on the mantra, there are a few things you can try. First, try chanting it slower than usual. This will help you to focus on each individual syllable and really connect with the meaning of the mantra. Alternatively, try chanting it faster than usual – this can help to create a more meditative state. If you’re still having trouble, try repeating the mantra out loud and then following it with a few deep breaths. This will help to center your attention and allow you to focus on the mantra more easily.