We hear it as we exit yoga class or after an encounter with a friend. Namaste means “the divine in me bows to the divine in you”. “Namaste is the equivalent of hello but with an element of respect.” Deepak Singh. Namaste is not sole a yoga word, according to the Spiritual Science Resource Foundation, the word can be broken into three sections. Nama means bow, this gesture is seen as one bows forward with both hands together. Holding both hands together close to the heart chakra indicates the prayer position.Moving hands to the center facing the teacher acknowledges and thanks the teacher for the practice. Namah on a more literal note translates to “salutation” and it translates “to you”. Put it together and namaste translates to “salutation to you”.
Namaste is the common greeting in yoga. It is a gesture to send a message of peaceful spirituality to the universe in the hopes of receiving a positive message back. Most say namaste as a meants to thank the teacher .
Three things to remember next time you say Namaste
- It is important to create a ring of spiritual connection while saying namaste. The positive energy exuded creates the auric field of positive spiritual power. Only say namas when meant in a positive manner.
- Second, the lack of physical contact is what creates a more positive aura. If contact is made, the chances of passing negativity increases. When a lack of physical contact is made the chances of contact minimize.
- Lastly, remember to place your fingertips softly together and simply graze the fingertip patter, shape and texture.
Namaste is a thank you to the world created around us. The “divine n me honors the divine in you”