Namaste – Indian and Nepalese greeting comes from the word “namah” – a nod, “those” – you. The root of “Nam” has parallels in other ancient languages. He is related to the Latin «nemus», old-Saxon «niman», German «neman» and «nehman». The value of all these words – honor, respect, reverence.
For Hindus, of course, is greeting Namaste – folded together on the palm the Heart line and slightly bowed head at the utterance of “Namaste”. This verbal greeting and gesture – Mantra and Mudra . Namaste Mudra – a simple gesture of prayer. The palms of both hands are connected to the level of the heart, head slightly tilted. This simple and modest cheer coming from the heart.
There is no sphere of life is not affected by the symbolic meaning of Namaste. This gesture is unique in the sense that the physical phenomenon is accompanied by verbal utterance of the word “Namaste”. Such practice is equivalent to the concept of mantra. Sonority of the sacred word Namaste, is believed to have a profound mystical value, which corresponds with the creative energy of the change, its transition from one state to another. This transformation is in close harmony with the vibrations of the cosmos. When we say “Namaste,” which means, “I bow to the divine in you, divine in me greets and connects with the divine in you” – this is the respectful admiration and praise of the Most High, the divine essence of the universe, which is a part of a person, the recognition of the unity and eternal spirituality of all existence. This is a moment reveals a person’s inner world, encourages reflection on the deeper realities, softening the boundaries between people.
Namaste gesture for hidden and other more mysterious, mystical meaning. The energy that passes through the body, is concentrated in the feet, the solar plexus, and palms. Psychic energy leaves the body through these points. In order to “ground” that energy and balance the flow of prana flowing through the nervous system, Yoga legs crossed in lotus position and join hands. Anjali Mudra acts like a simple asana in yoga, aligning and harmonizing our energy flows, keeping our concentration and inner balance and protecting us mentally. It closes our aura, shielding us physically. It keeps us from over-reification, allowing us to stay in touch with their intuitive essence, your higher awareness.
Many Hindus were asked about their perception of Namaste, what it means and the reasons for his application. Here are some answers:
Namaste expands our consciousness, reminding that all life, all that is sacred, everything is God.
This gesture says: “I worship the manifestation of the divine in you.”
Namaste for a moment reveals a person’s inner world, encourages reflection on the deeper realities, softening the boundaries between people. It would be difficult to offend or feel animosity toward the man whom greet as God.
This is a gesture of friendliness and kindness, as well as – thanks or special recognition.
Serried palm allow to come into contact with his essence, his soul.
Namaste is a person, as a soul, and not an individual.
This gesture has a subtle effect on the aura and nervous system. Focuses and creates, so to say, the accumulation of human effort. It also prevents unnecessary physical contact, created by a handshake.