Translation: a respectful greeting, “my soul honors your soul”
Origin: Also referred to as “namaskar,” this word originated as a respectful Indian greeting. Hindus use it to begin and end a conversation (like saying “aloha” in Hawaii). Namaste is used to unite and honor all souls in a yogic and spiritual practice.
What to expect in class?
The teacher will likely end the practice with this one word. Simply replying “namaste” to the teacher is a sign of respect and gratitude.