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So'ham Hamsah

In our hyper-connected modern world, the ancient teachings of yoga are perhaps more relevant than ever.  While new technologies continue to transform our lives, they will never provide that which humans crave most: Meaningful connection to ourselves, others, and the world.

Yoga is a practice and philosophy which provides a path to the most authentic versions of ourselves - our Souls.  It is a journey of growth open to all who seek its wisdom, and the ultimate goal is Self-Knowledge.

The sanskrit mantra So'ham Hamsah is translated as "I am That, That I am", meaning our most fundamental nature is simply "That", or the fundamental energy of creation. 

For it is when we are most firmly rooted in an understanding of ourselves that we can truly develop meaningful relationships with others.


The Swan

Knowledge is complex, wisdom is simple.  Throughout the course of history swans have been believed to be symbols of love, wisdom, creative expression, the Soul, and the process of self-transformation.   I believe that   

But as I delved into ancient teachings of Yoga, Hinduism, Celtic lore, and Greek mythology, I found that over thousands of years swans have been used to symbolize things such as love, knowledge, creative expression, connection to the Otherworld, the Soul, and the process of self-actualization.  

 

Throughout the course of history, across varying cultures, swans have been believed to be symbols of love, wisdom, creative expression, the Soul, self-transformation, and self-actualization.