Kemper Art Museum F14

Kemper Art Museum F14


Revisiting and older post. Namaste~ We all know its meaning, just a blessed reminder.


The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another. Nama means bow, as means I, and te means you. Therefore, Namaste literally means “bow me you” or “I bow to you.”

To perform Namaste, we place the hands together at the heart charka, close the eyes, and bow the head. It can also be done by placing the hands together in front of the third eye, bowing the head, and then bringing the hands down to the heart. This is an especially deep form of respect. Although in the West the word “Namaste” is usually spoken in conjunction with the gesture, in India, it is understood that the gesture itself signifies Namaste, and therefore, it is unnecessary to say the word while bowing.

We bring the hands together at the heart chakra to increase the flow of Divine love. Bowing the head and closing the eyes helps the mind surrender to the Divine in the heart. One can do Namaste to oneself as a meditation technique to go deeper inside the heart chakra; when done with someone else, it is also a beautiful, albeit quick, meditation.

Aadil Palkhivala


Namaste, to myself, to you, to my world, and universe, to infinity and beyond~



15 thoughts on “Namaste

  1. litebeing says:

    thanks for this post. Some people misuse this word and gesture and others judge any Westerners who use it. I do not use it casually. It is about respect.

    Namaste dear Sindy

  2. A beautiful reminder…a beautiful post 🙂 Brightest Blessings

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  4. Hi Sindy!!
    I’m still going to pronounce it, “na-ma-ste” with equal emphasis on each syllable, like the American I am. And you’re going to like it!! 🙂

    Great post, thanks for sharing the valuable info.
    o and om.

  5. Reblogged this on eyes⊙f⊙dysseus and commented:
    A wonderful and insightful post from the amazing BlueButterfliesAndMe blog by my dear friend Sindy. Please check out more of her work. Lots to learn and lots to love.
    O and OM

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