Why do we say "Namasté" in Yoga?

February 19, 2018

 " The Higher Self is whispering to you softly in the silence between your thoughts" Deepak Chopra

 

It is very common to hear or read the word namaste in the Yoga field. 

 

In Sanskrit, the oficial language in India, the word namasté means: “I bow to you” (I bow my greetings, salutations or prostration to you).

 

It also means: "I honour you and recognize the higher self in you and in me and I establish a connection with you from our higher selves and not from our egos". So it has a spiritual significance of negating or reducing one's ego in the presence of another.

 

 When we say that word at the beginning or at the end of a class we are accepting the belief that life force, the "divinity", the "Self" or the "God" in me is the same in all around me.

 

Acknowledging this oneness with the meeting of the palms, we honour the god in us and in the person we meet, establish a deep contact with one another, dignifying us as human being.

 

Have a wonderful week! And NAMASTÉ.

 

 

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