In studios all around the world, yogis bring their hands together at their heart centre in Namaste gesture. Literally translated, Namaste means “I bow to you”. But have you ever
thought about the deeper significance?

When we make the Namaste gesture, we are saying: “The divine in me recognises the divine in you and acknowledges that we are the same.” Namaste allows the teacher and student to connect energetically in a symbol of mutual gratitude and respect.

According to the Vedas, our individual souls are connected with the greater universal
consciousness. So no matter how separate or alone we might feel, each one of us is actually
a vital part of the universe. Contained within you is the divine life force that pervades the

Focusing on the similarities rather than the differences, putting the greater whole above
ourselves, and realising that we all contribute to the condition of this planet are the first
steps in uniting with the universal consciousness.


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