What is the meaning of namaste?

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Every yoga class ends with a collective "namaste" and although you say it with your fellow yogis, you might not know what it actually means. Check out this article from Yoga Journal where yoga teacher Aadil Palkhivala explains the history of saying namaste at the close of each class. 

 

"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."

Christine Hayes