Namaste is a powerful word commonly used in yoga and if you are new to yoga you may not know the meaning behind the word or the gesture. If you know the word I hope you find it a lovely reminder of a word that has such meaning.
Namaste is a Sanskrit word that combines two words. The first is “Namah” which means adoration, salutation or bow and “te” means to you. Salutations to you, adoration to you or I bow to you.
The gesture of Namaste is simply putting the hands together in front of the heart. Or heart chakra. You may close your eyes and bow your head. With the hands on the head it is a form of worship or with much respect.
I love that Namaste quickly brings two people together, there is a connection and a moment of oneness. It is a movement that holds respect and gratitude.
There is such beauty behind Namaste and this poem explains the power of the gesture and the word.
I honour the place in you in which the entire universe dwells.
I honour the place in you which is one of Love, of Truth, of Light and of Peace.
When you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me,
We are One.