The gesture Namaste represents the idea that there’s a Divine spark inside every of us that’s positioned within the coronary heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in a single by the soul in one other. “Nama” means bow, “as” means I, and “te” means you. Due to this fact, Namaste actually means “bow me you” or “I bow to you.”
To carry out Namaste, we place the palms collectively on the coronary heart charka, shut the eyes, and bow the pinnacle. It will also be achieved by putting the palms collectively in entrance of the third eye, bowing the pinnacle, after which bringing the palms right down to the center. That is an particularly deep type of respect. Though within the West the phrase “Namaste” is often spoken along with the gesture, in India, it’s understood that the gesture itself signifies Namaste, and subsequently, it’s pointless to say the phrase whereas bowing.
We carry the palms collectively on the coronary heart chakra to extend the move of Divine love. Bowing the pinnacle and shutting the eyes helps the thoughts give up to the Divine within the coronary heart. One can do Namaste to oneself as a meditation approach to go deeper inside the center chakra; when achieved with another person, additionally it is a gorgeous, albeit fast, meditation.
For a instructor and scholar, Namaste permits two people to return collectively energetically to a spot of connection and timelessness, free from the bonds of ego-connection. Whether it is achieved with deep feeling within the coronary heart and with the thoughts surrendered, a deep union of spirits can blossom.
Ideally, Namaste needs to be achieved each at first and on the finish of sophistication. Normally, it’s achieved on the finish of sophistication as a result of the thoughts is much less energetic and the power within the room is extra peaceable. The instructor initiates Namaste as an emblem of gratitude and respect towards her college students and her personal lecturers and in return invitations the scholars to attach with their lineage, thereby permitting the reality to flow-the reality that we’re all one once we reside from the center.
©2008 Aadil Palkhivala