It’s a gesture which is performed in meeting and in parting. You bring your hands together, hold your palms vertically close to your chest and with a slight bow- you say Namaste. It can be done without saying the word or with only saying Namaste and not moving your hands and head.
You will see people performing and saying Namaste, or Namaskar, when you come to Nepal, when you trek in the Himalayas or when you visit India. It’s a customary gesture in the Hindu society and to some extent in the Buddhist society.
Nowadays Namaste is a common thing in yoga classes around the world.
So, what does Namaste mean?
Namaste is originally a Sanskrit word. And it means “I bow to the divine in you”.
It’s believed that each of us carries a Divine spark within and the gesture is an acknowledgement of one soul by another.
In other words, Namaste means “My soul honours your soul. I honour the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honour the light, love, truth, beauty and peace within you, because it is also within in me. In sharing these things, we are united, we are the same, we are one”.
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