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What is ‘I Am That’

What is ‘I Am That’

I Am That, Soham, सो ऽहम्

I Am That – Yoga is named after a yogic mantra. The sanskrit chant सो ऽहम् or ‘Soham’ literally translates into I am He, or I am That, which in Hindu, is one and the same thing.

It is a universal mantra, present within all of us as the sound of our breath (‘So’ as we breathe in, ‘ham’ as we breathe out), which detaches from the dualities that complicate and distort the ultimate and universal reality. It is the answer to the question ‘Who am I’ (Koham), which is weighed down by these dualities. Good or bad, lightness or darkness, happiness or sadness, anger or calm, satisfaction or disappointment. None of these matter as, in the end, I Am That.

Yoga, in all its 8 limbs, aims to do away with these dualities in order to bring you into the ultimate consciousness, where you are neither one nor the other, you just are.

Only once we arrive at a place where external circumstances feel neither good nor bad, happy nor sad, painful nor pleasant, can we reach a state of equanimity that ultimately results in peace.

I Am That.



Acknowledgement of Country

I Am That – Yoga acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations as the Traditional Owners of this unceded land on which we practice, teach and share Yoga: Yálla-birr-ang [Collingwood]. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and the Aboriginal Elders of other communities, as well as all the teachers that passed down this ancient wisdom and the daily practices of Yoga.

We are committed to stand in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the fight for justice and real land rights and to pay the rent as a portion of our revenues.

Our luck of being able to legally live and earn on these lands is not taken for granted. We are proud to support the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre with a portion of our revenues, acknowledging that safety and security are a human right.

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