After a lot of struggling you are finally in your yoga pose, now you can finally relax and forget the world. In yoga we look for the connection between the mind and the body, which is not always easy. When you are clearing your head, your yogi suddenly ends up with Namasté. Na-ma-what?
Namasté here, Namasté there. Great fun every time, but what does it mean and what is the reason that this is said? We are crazy about yoga and of course we have chosen it for you.
Namasté has several meanings, but the literal translation of Namasté, also known as Namaskar or Namaskaram, is: ‘I bow to you’ and originally comes from Hinduism. Making a bow is seen as sincerity and saying Namasté is seen as a respectful greeting. Many yogis therefore find it respectful to conclude the lesson with Namasté so that the lesson is really closed to the body and the mind. The yogi can also show his gratitude and respect to the others.
The positive energy we create while saying Namasté can drive away certain tensions. Yoga helps us to find inner peace and many yogis believe that saying Namasté helps us to be more concentrated and present in life. This makes it easier, for example, to prioritize and better value what you think is important in life. In addition, Namasté connects us with other yoga lovers, which can provide more contacts, friends or girlfriends. So keep the namaste in mind babes;).
For some people, Namasté’s saying has a belief. Faith represents that in every individual a divine spark is hidden in the heart. We find this a powerful meaning because everyone is also special in his own way, and some still have to find that spark in themselves. The gesture also purifies the soul according to them. Other people also say it directly to others to make them feel special. They see it as a sign that you are going through life as your true self.
Saying Namasté also gives us the opportunity to reflect ourselves. For example, first consider what you are grateful for, how you feel and what you would like to achieve. After you have put this in a row, you close your yoga class peaceful by saying Namasté. Saying Namasté gives you the opportunity to feel more Zen, but also next to the yoga mat.
So ladies, put your hands together, close your eyes, bend your head and go through life as a peaceful yoga lover . Namasté.