Self-Realization through Yoga Meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra

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Soham Mantra and Breath
by Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati 

To verify for yourself that Sooooo... sounds like inhalation, and that Hummmm... sounds like exhalation, just listen to the recording that is in the background of this web page (turn on the sound on your computer; you may need to use Internet Explorer, as some browsers may not create the sound automatically). You can easily tell the difference between the sound of the inhalation and the exhalation.

Click here to watch an 8 minute video on Soham Mantra.

Important note about quiet breath: It is very important that when you breathe with the Soham mantra, you only remember the sound of the mantra in the mind, and the breath itself should be as quiet as you can make it. On this web page, the sound was intentionally recorded with the nose directly beside a microphone, and was then amplified. This was done so that you can hear the subtle difference between inhalation and exhalation, and how they relate to Soham mantra. When you breathe with the Soham mantra remembered internally, your breath should be very quiet!

No pause: When you listen to the breath recording, it may sound like there is a pause between breaths, although there is not. During transitions between breaths, the breath slows for a moment, and becomes inaudible in the recording. The transition between breaths is smooth, and you again hear the next sound of either exhalation or inhalation. However, there is no pause wherein breath is held. Eliminating the pause is an important part of healthy breathing and doing the Soham practice.



This site is devoted to presenting the ancient Self-Realization path of the Tradition of the Himalayan masters in simple, understandable and beneficial ways, while not compromising quality or depth. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand. We employ the classical approaches of Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha, and Tantra Yoga. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute.







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