Namaste - The common greeting in yoga

  • The Meaning of Namaste  

Namaste literally means, “I bow to you.” 
The spiritual meaning of namaste conveys that “the divine in me respectfully recognizes the divine in you.” Namaste invokes the feeling of spiritual oneness of heart and mind, with the person one is greeting.

Namaste! This is one word that you would often hear in India, and must, therefore, understand and learn by heart if you’re planning a visit to the country.🇮🇳

Well, not just in India, it is spoken in nearby countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, and some other south and southeastern parts of Asia as well. This respectful gesture of greeting people in the Hindu custom has different spiritual meanings and significance you should know about.

  •  How to make Namaste gesture  
To perform Namaste , we place the hands together at the heart chakra, close the eyes, and bow the head. It can also be done by placing the hands together in front of the third eye , bowing the head, and then bringing the hands down to the heart ♥ 


  •  When to incorporate Namaste into your practice

Ideally, Namaste should be done both at the beginning and at the end of class. Usually, it is done at the end of class because the mind is less active and the energy in the room is more peaceful. The teacher initiates Namaste as a symbol of gratitude and respect toward her students and her own teachers and in return invites the students to connect with their lineage, thereby allowing the truth to flow—the truth that we are all one when we live from the heart.

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