Namaste : What Are The Benefits and Cultural Importance of Namaste


Namaste, When we meet someone, we greet with folded hands. Relatives, acquaintances, friends, teachers, guests who greet you at the first meeting. Is greeting just a continuation of tradition, or others? Hello why are you done What does this mean? It is our custom to greet. And, the development of this culture is linked to health and the mind. Because a heartfelt greeting to someone is good for our health.


What is the benefit of Namaste ?

Greeting is also a  compound verb. Greeting with both hands is of scientific importance. When greeting, two hands are joined and the hand is placed in front of the chest. The eyes are closed and the head is bowed.

The tissue of our hand is connected to the tissue of the brain. When you greet, the fingers of the hand are joined together. It activates the heart chakra and the ajna chakra. It increases awareness. That awakening brings peace in the mind and happiness in the mind.
. Greetings are also said to benefit the digestive system. Greeting with both hands is a kind of physical exercise, which affects the digestive system. When the hands are joined, the blood circulation of the body increases.

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Psychological benefits of Namaste

Greeting is also a psychological method. You can’t speak harshly or angrily with folded hands. Because greeting destroys our ego. Humility develops. The mind becomes pure.

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Spiritual significance of Namaste

The right hand is ethics and the left hand is thought. The right and left hands are joined when greeting. It brings spiritual benefits.

There is positive energy in one part of the human body and negative energy in the other part. When both hands are joined, positive energy flows. Blessings are received after bowing to someone, it leads to spiritual development in him.


There are three types of greetings

1. General Namaskar
2. Pada Namaskar
3.  Sastanka Namaskar

 General Namaskar –

When we meet a person, we greet with folded hands. When greeting, you should greet with both hands clasped and shaking your neck. Because of this, the person we greet develops a good feeling. You should close your eyes for two seconds while greeting. It repairs the eyes and mind.


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Pada Namaskar –

Under this we greet our family, kin, old age, parents by touching their feet. Often this kind of greeting should be done only to the person you respect. Don’t greet strangers like this.

Sastanka Namaskar  –

It is also called Dandavat Pranam. This salutation is done only in the temple. There should be no shoes or slippers on the feet while prostrating in the temple. Men should not cover their heads while saying this salutation. But, women should cover their heads.


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