A lovely lady hung back after meditation to ask why some people say ‘Thank You’ and others ‘Namaste’ at the end of our meditation sessions... ...this is what I told her...
There is a divine light, a spark in each and every one of us that comes from our spirit. Our true spirit lies in our heart.
You may have heard the word ‘Namaste’. If you go to yoga, your teacher most likely says Namaste, at the beginning or end of class, or both. You don't have to be in a yoga class to say Namaste.
Namaste is a Sanskrit word. Sanskrit is an ancient language. NAMA means BOW, AS means I, and TE means YOU; so literally NAMASTE means…
‘I bow to you’
When your yoga teacher says ‘Namaste’, it comes from a place of gratitude for the students, and for all of their teachers, those from the past, those in the present, and those teachers still to be met.
Namaste - I honour the light in you that is the same as the light in me, and when we both are in this place together, we know we are one.