The Meaning of Namaste

November 16, 2015 2:02 am Published by

♥ Hello and Namaste ♥ We have all echoed this greeting in our yoga practice. But what does the word Namaste really mean?

Namaste is an ancient Sanskrit greeting that is used widely throughout India today, for some meaning a simple “hello.” When translated, though, it means something along the lines of “I bow to the God within you,” or “The divinity in me bows to the divinity in you.” It is an acknowledgment that we are all made from the same One Divine Consciousness.

Nama means bow, as means I, and te means you. Therefore, namaste literally means “bow me you” or “I bow to you.” -Yoga Journal

To make the Namaste gesture, you can place your hands in the prayer position either at your heart or your third eye (thumbs on forehead), close your eyes and then bow your head. In performing this gesture to others, you are participating in a shared spiritual experience of oneness, gratitude, and balance. ♥ I hope you have a lovely week and Namaste ♥

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Cassie Uhl is a published author, artist, intuitive, and founder of Zenned Out. She created Zenned Out in 2012 with the mission to build a brand that normalizes spirituality. In 2018 she self-published her popular and interactive Goddess Discovery Book series. In 2020 her writing and art became more mainstream with Understanding Auras, Understanding Crystals, and Understanding Chakras, published by The Quarto Group. Her writing style and art combine to help marry accessibility with deep spiritual topics. It is her goal to help others understand and live spiritual practices that can change the world. Inspired by her open-minded grandmother, Cassie has been meditating and working with her energy since her teenage years. She received her 200hr YTT in 2012 with a focus on breathwork. Now, her work focuses on energy work, journeying, mediumship, death midwifery, and healing through traditional Celtic shamanic practices.