"Meditation is a way to go within yourself, to realize that you are not the body and you are not the mind. It is a way of fixing ourselves in the deepest center of our being; and once you've found your center, you will have found both its roots and its wings. " - Osho
So Hum is a Hindu mantra, which means "I am he / it" in Sanskrit.
In Vedic philosophy, it means to identify with the universe or ultimate reality.
The Vedas are a large body of religious texts originating in the ancient India. Composed in Vedic Sanskrit, the texts constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism.
Hindus consider the Vedas to be apauruṣeya, which means "not of a man, superhuman" and "impersonal, authorless".
The use of the So Hum mantra in meditation is a simple yet powerful technique that uses the breath and mental repetition of the "So Hum" sound to calm the mind and relax the physical body.
Breathing and mental repetition are closely linked in this exercise and have a very important purpose.
When we inhale we mentally say "So" and when we exhale, we prolong the "Hum" at the same time that we are expiring.
When this mental sound, breathing and consciousness come together, they become "light" - the one that awakens, illuminates and shows the truth.
And the science has found signs of the power of meditation in enhancing human cellular microbiology.
Because meditation acts with upregulated and downregulated enzymes.
"meditators showed a range of genetic and molecular differences, including altered levels of gene-regulating machinery and reduced levels of pro-inflammatory genes."
And this meditation has the purpose of "awakening" the human being and leading him to a complete transformation, since from it we are awakened to our individual Consciousness, which allows us to have access to the feelings of love, compassion, tranquility and patience.
Use this quiet time before opening your eyes to consider the meaning behind So Hum.
Reflect on the concept that with every breath you take, you are connecting to all living beings in the Universe taking in the very same expansive energy — and in that space, you are merging into one and the same, constantly and continuously supporting one another and the world around you.
I have marked some important benefits of meditation:
√ Meditation improve brain function and energy levels;
√ Meditation makes you more creative;
√ Meditation strengthens the brain;
√ Meditation can 'reverse' DNA reactions which cause stress;
√ Meditation has positive effects on mind-body health;
√ Rhythm of Breathing Affects Memory and Fear;
√ Meditation might slow the age-related loss of gray matter in the brain;
√ Meditation aids cognitive skill;
Well, there are many benefits of meditation for body and mind.
So Hum is a powerful mantra among so many that can be used for meditation.
But simple and uncomplicated practice.
And So Hum mantra that can and should be used even without meditating.