Namaste, Yogis!

We were talking in class today about some common yoga terminology, words we use in yoga and what they mean.

What does "namaste" mean?

This is a traditional greeting.  It's often done with the hands at the heart in Anjali Mudra (a prayer like position), sometimes referred to as pranamasana, and a slight bow of the head.  The physicalty isn't necessary, though.  Sometimes you might just say, "namaste".  You could also do the physicality without saying the actual words and it would still mean the same thing.  I often touch my heart when I see a student and often they will do the same in return. Sort of the short form version of this greeting.

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