Happy Monday! We hope you are all doing well despite all the turmoil that has been going on in the U.S. and around the world. Inspired by the conversations around discrimination and equality, for today's #MindfulnessMonday topic, we want to talk about the meaning of Namaste.
Namaste is translated or interpreted in several ways. Examples include, "the light in me honors, the light in you", "the G-d in me, bows to the G-d in you", "the divine in me, honors the divine in you". As you can see, these are all variations of the same thing. When we say Namaste as a greeting or to close a yoga practice, we are essentially saying, I see you and I respect you. I honor your presence and your gifts. I know that the light that lives in me, also lives in you. We are one and we are reciprocal beings of this universe.
There has been a lot of conflict lately and a lot of talk about boundaries and barriers and borders and lines between us keeping us apart. Keeping us separate. Keeping us different. Today and every day we want to say to all of you, Namaste. With love, gratitude and honor,
Samara Zelniker is a yogi, wine drinker, pet lover and travel junkie.