The meaning of Namaste

I’ve noticed a change in my life that goes beyond the physical implications of asanas and better breathing patterns. It’s a revival of a spiritual flame inside me. I know that in the United States, many are uncomfortable talking about the spiritual side of a yoga practice. There are many interpretations of what the Sanskrit term Namaste means. My favorite is:

“The Divine in me recognizes and honors the Divine in you.”

But how that terms translates into your life is another question. I’ve tried to give my personal parsing of the word.