Introduction to Namaste Yoga

Namaste yoga

In India, ‘Namaste’ is a traditional way to respectfully greet a person before you. Literally, Namaste means I bow before you”. Namaste yoga is thus based on the concept of respect and reverence to others. It is based on Vinyasa yoga style. There is also some Thai influence on this yoga meditation method.

How to do Namaste
Bring your palms together in praying style and hold them before your heart. Bow slightly before the other person to convey your reverence to them. You can also keep the hands together before your forehead, bow slightly, and then bring the palms down to your chest level.

When to do Namaste Yoga
You can do Namaste yoga both before and after your yoga session. Start with Namaste yoga to convey your reverence and respect to the yoga teacher and other students. You can also do it after the class to enhance the peacefulness created inside you during the yoga session.

Benefits of Namaste Yoga

  • It increases concentration powers and calms the mind.
  • It can be done before starting meditation as it regulates breathing.
  • You can develop patience and learn to connect with your inner self.
  • Namaste yoga breeds positive thinking, releases stress and improves mood.
  • Namaste yoga can prevent the effects of stress and tension, which have become common due to the hectic modern lifestyle.

Yoga is not just physical calisthenics alone. Namaste yoga proves that one’s yoga practice is incomplete if it does not give mental and spiritual benefits. By regularly practicing Namaste yoga, you can become mentally and spiritually stronger, enabling you to handle any crisis in life with poise and equanimity.

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