One of the effective technique which helps in Self management, is the topic of discussion today. So-ham Sadhana is a technique of meditation to realise the oneness of human consciousness and super consciousness. I am Thou- is the base of this sadhna-the meaning of this mantra. Only due to ignorance we are not able to recognise ourselves. We repeat the mantra with every breath but because of lack of awareness we are not able to understand it.
Method: - Sit in padmāsana, Siddhāsana or Sukhāsana (simple cross legged) with the spine erect and body parts relaxed. After the body part awareness observe the natural flow of breath. With every inhalation the sound of “So” can be observed and with every exhalation “Ham” sound can be observed. Just watch the breath and feel it. No breath should enter or pass out without your knowledge. The breathing will become slow and the total concentration will be on “So-Ham” mantra. The sound of this mantra is śāswat, you don’t have to produce. It will come itself. With every inhalation So-o-o and with every exhalation Ham-m-m. The feeling will be I am Thou (This means supreme God, Thou means supreme power, Thou means super consciousness).
Watch the breath, observe the mantra, feel the oneness of soul and body. Concentrate on it for at least ten minutes. The feeling of So-Ham will become stronger (I am Thou) for end the practice slowly remove the awareness from “So-Ham” mantra and observe the outer environment. Move the fingers and toes, hands, legs and neck slowly. Rub the palm and keep on the eyes. Open the eyes slowly.
After practice sit quietly for a moment and feel the change in your mood, in your behavior in your thought process........