Namaste (pronounced (nah-mah-stay), the closing at the end of yoga practice, is a sign of respect and devotion to the divine light in each and every one of us as well as the acknowledgement of our own spiritual light. It basically translates to – “I honor the divine light that shines in me and I bow to the divine light that shines in you”.
Although it originated and can be traced back to an epic poem from ancient India, more than 2 or 3 thousand years ago, it is still used today to greet or bid someone farewell.
Bringing your hands in front of your heart in prayer position or Anjali Mudra ( hand gesture), we bow our heads and speak “Namaste” to the group as a way to unite the class and to close the yoga practice.
I honor the place in you that is the same in me. I honor the place in you where the whole universe resides. I honor the place in you of love, of light, of peace and of truth. I honor the place in you that is the same in me. There is but one. Namaste – Anonymous
Namaste, my friends, Cecilia