Quick Namaste Definition
Namaste means I bow to the divine in you.
What Does Namaste Mean? – The Full Answer
Namaste is a term that derived from the ancient language of Sanskrit and means I bow to the divine in you.
It originated in the Indian Subcontinent but is now known and used throughout the world, largely due to its use in yoga.
Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands together, palms touching and fingers pointing upward, thumbs close to the chest.
It can be spoken without the bow, but the bow is more formal and is considered to be respectful, especially when directed toward an elder or a person of importance.
Namaste is used as a respectful form of greeting to welcome a relative, guest or stranger.
It can also be used for goodbyes, to express gratitude for assistance offered or given, and to thank someone for his or her generous kindness.
In yoga, namaste is a common greeting and is also often used by both teacher and students at the end of a lesson.
Where Would You See And Hear Namaste?
In everyday speech, yoga and texting, and on social media such as Facebook and Instagram, and messaging apps such as Snapchat.
Namaste. Have a great day everyone.
Smoking weed and saying namaste a lot doesn’t make you a buddhist, you know?
Namaste and happy summer solstice to all. Peace, love, enlightenment and blessings.
Sweet Saturday!! Off to a yoga class! #namaste
Wow my coffee just did a near perfect Ying & Yang! Namaste & have a fantastic weekend!
Random Namaste Stuff
Excavations have revealed many male and female terracotta figures from Indus civilizations in Namaste posture. These archaeological findings have been dated from between 3000 BC and 2000 BC.
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Last Updated: June 24, 2018