This gesture is usually done at the end of class because the mind is less active and the energy in the room is more peaceful. It is done by bringing the hands together at the heart with the eyes closed and the head bowed. It is a gesture that represents the belief of the soul in one by the soul in another. Nama means bow and te means you…therefore Namaste means the connection between each other.
Yoga teacher’s do the gesture as a sign of gratitude and respect to the students for being part of their yoga class. It allows individuals to come together energetically with a clear mind from their yoga practice to connect so a union can develop.
It is a moment of respect and kindness towards all in the room.
Namaste from Believe Yoga Studio,