Snapshot Teaching: Hamsa, the Natural Mantra of the Breath



Hamsa, the natural breath mantra used in the tantric tradition of Kashmir Shaivism is a powerful meditation technique that you can practice with your eyes open or closed.


Breathe in with the sound ham pronounced (“hum”), breathe out with the sound sa. Keep the rhythm of the breath natural. Observe how the breath comes in with ham and goes out with sa.


Try staying aware of hamsa as much as you can throughout your day. Hamsa mantra gives clarity, peace, insight, and illumination, and it forms a steady foundation for your practice of Conscious Sexuality and Tantric Meditation.