So last week I wrote about me teaching yoga and how I may do it a little different. I also put in there that I would follow up on what this whole “namaste`” is?
The dictionary defines it as “Namaste is the common greeting in yoga. It is a gesture to send a message of peaceful spirituality to the universe in the hopes of receiving a positive message back. Most say namaste as a means to thank the teacher or use as an expression of relief upon the ending of the class.”
Now in the literal sense, namaste` means “I bow to you”.
No, not in a submissive, you are the ruler of this yoga class, bow to me and do as I say kinda way, but simply as a respect. I instantly thought of how we salute our instructors and place of training in karate. Same principle in conveying that I respect you and your practice that day and you have respect for me as the teacher. In that particular time you could say we were “one” and untied in the practice, but I simply say “Hey, I love that you’re here and moving your body with me, focusing on how your body is able to move, and being thankful for the ability to do so.”
So this is a short and sweet one today, but I hope maybe that clears some things up, and once again this is all just from research and what I think. So if you want to give it a try, and hop on this yoga train with me, let me know or you can register below by clicking on the link.
Til next time…..move your body, Be Your Own Wonder Woman, and continue to live that BadaSS life