Namaste is a common greeting throughout India and is often heard in many yoga classes in America. The greeting is usually accompanied by the gesture of anjali mudra , in which the palms meet at the center of the heart and a slight bow. Although this is not the whole meaning of namaste.
This word is a common way of respectfully greeting or saying goodbye to a person in India and Nepal. It is similar to saying “hello” in western countries.
In English, Namaste is pronounced as na-ma-stay. The term ‘nama’ means bow and ‘stay’ means to you. So the word Namaste means “bow down to you.”
You know what Namaste means.