What does "namaste" mean?

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Namaste means, "The divine in me recognizes the divine in you." It is a combination of two Sanskrit words, namah and te, meaning, "I bow to you." It is generally accompanied with a hand gesture of palms pressed together at the heart's center and a slight bow. This salutation is used quite often in opening and closing a yoga practice. It is a gesture of great gratitude and a reminder of our oneness with each other.

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