The term "namaste" has become so popular it immediately conjures images of zen-like yogis, but have you ever wondered what the yoga phrase actually means?
You’ve taken countless yoga classes and probably mastered chair pose. But do you know the real meaning of namaste, or the reason yogis say it? In this video, we’ll explain what the word means, and why it’s coupled with a bowing action. Spoiler alert: Saying namaste is meant to make us feel more centered, present, and connected to those around us. Watch the clip above for a full rundown of the sacred word and learn how you can use it to harness positive energy in your life—whether or not you’re into yoga. Namaste!