Namaskar Mudra | It’s meaning and significance
The word ‘Namaskar’ is derived from the Sanskrit root word “namaha” meaning paying obeisance (Namaskar) or salutation. It is believed to be started in India as a gesture to respect elders, salute gods, goddesses, Rishis, and so on. There are different kind of mudras that heal different parts of our body.
Steps to do Namaste Mudra
1. Keep your hand on chest in namaste mudra.
2. Fingertips of both hands should touch respective fingers.
3. Certain hollow space is to be left between two palms.
4. Take attention to the gesture, Namaste.
5. Be aware of your mind and body.
6. Show your humble gratitude
It is scientific too
Offering Namaskara is not only cultural or religious, there is also the science behind it. If you are doing your daily sadhana (some spiritual practice), every time you bring your palms together, there is an energy coming out (a kind of vibration.)
Significance of Namaskara
- The main motive of greeting Namaskar to someone is to derive spiritual as well as soothing benefits while completely diminishing ego and shallow pride. Its sole purpose is to respect the divine power residing within a person.
- It gives immense peace of mind.
- The spiritual growth enhances when Namaskar is performed.
- You will be in a state of giving. Things around will start working out. This is so for every life.
- We receive the highest amount of sattva component from practicing Namaskara.