I’ve been meditating on a fairly regular basis for a while.
While I love the effects of silently repeating Om Mani Padme Om, the Dalai Lama’s favorite mantra, I find that So Hum or Om So Hum is the mantra that works best for me in the morning, which is my favorite time to start the day with positive intentions.
Regular meditation helps to relieve stress and improve the quality of sleep. The goal of less stress is to achieve a happier and healthier life. It’s believed that meditation improves the immune system and thereby helps in controlling blood pressure and lowering blood cholesterol.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
(Or, I am that.)
From Sanskrit, it means identifying oneself with the universe or ultimate reality.
As we meditate on this, we come to realize that we are all one–we have all come from one Infinite Source, and a part of that infinite source is present in all of us.
We are all connected.
Powerful. Peaceful. Grateful.
OM is the sound of universe.
Chanting Om So Hum daily for ten to fifteen minutes can relax the breathing and balance our inner energy flow.
- Close your eyes and settle in by taking a few deep, cleansing breaths. Note how you feel in your mind and body.
- Start to repeat the mantra So Hum or Om So Hum to yourself silently, slowly synching the rhythm of your breath to the mantra.
- As you inhale, silently repeat the word “Om“
- As you exhale, silently repeat the words “So Hum“
- Continue breathing slowly and aligning your mantra to your breath, being careful not to rush your breath if you notice your mantra speeding up.
- Each time you notice your mind start to wander, gently draw your attention back to your silent mantra.
This is really cool…