You hear it after every yoga class. You might even say it. But do you know what it means?

Namaste is a Sanskrit word which literally translates to “Salutation To You,” or an elaborated version, “The Divine In Me Bows To The Divine In You.”

In its essence, it is a salutation. An acknowledgement of another. But it goes even deeper than that.

Namaste is more than just saying “hello”.

When someone says Namaste, the word itself carries the vibration of true seeing. It’s someone saying, “I see you, beyond your strengths and weaknesses, beyond your achievements and your hurts, beyond your personality, I see the pure light that you are. The place where I see you from is beyond all of my strengths and weaknesses, beyond all of my achievements and my hurts, beyond my personality, I see you from the pure light that I am.”

The next time you come to the end of your yoga class, and you place your hands together over your heart, tune into the meaning of this word. Say it for yourself, say it for the person next to you, say it for everyone in your life.

Namaste.

Matt

Author Matt

I started YogaHub out of a room at the back of someone else's house back in 2012 with nothing more than an idea. I'd been teaching Yoga since 2008 and had no intention of opening a Yoga Studio. I think, like everything I've done, I just decided one day I was going to give it a try. And try I did and if you're reading this I guess I'm still trying.

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