namaste

"Namaste" banned after complaints, but lessons will continue.
नमस्ते, or "nāmastē," translates to mean "Hello!" in Hindi. It's kind of formal. Typically, when addressing a friend in India, many just say "Hai!" which is universal in most cultures to mean "I see you and am acknowledging your existence."
Demonstrating kindness doesn't need to be a grand giant gesture and it shouldn't be a burden. Sure a big gesture is great, but there are many ways you can simply LIVE a kind life. Here are eight easy ways to be a kind human:
There's a tangible energy that resides in a room where people come together to practice, and it ebbs and flows between each session. It fluctuates as the days pass, as emotions are brought into the room and released.
I'm a happy person. I like life. And yes, I have suffered and known horrors that are so beyond the beyond that I too could shun all variation of happy thoughts. But right now, my mind works, my body's not failing me and I'm doing OK -- so I make a conscious decision to see things in a positive way.
To keep myself on a path of happiness, I've been practicing at cultivating some of this awareness everyday. And that's the best part -- it's only a direction. I'm always practicing, so there's no failing, only opportunities to improve. Here are five methods that I've incorporated into my day in order to become more in touch with myself.
According to a retired Catholic bishop in Nebraska, practicing yoga is not just a great way to relieve stress and build strength -- it's also "an occasion of serious sin."It might sound ridiculous, but it is so easy to sin during yoga. Here are 10 of the most common yoga sins you might not even know you're committing.
What if we extended the concept of namaste into the bedroom? The sacred in me sees, honors, acknowledges, bows to -- and
Growing up in the United States in a family that had moved from India was often confusing for me. Conflicting signals assaulted my mind as I grew up, and gave me little respite in my struggle, especially as a teenager, to find my own identity and define myself.
Just when you think you've purchased as many scarves as your suitcase will hold, enter a new pashmina shop and you'll discover it's time to break out that extra carry on bag, because "hey, silk scarves take up almost no room"!
As Lent begins, some LGBTQIA students have been holding prayer vigils throughout southern California on conservative Christian campuses where they are either still enrolled as students or are alumni.
Welcome to my life as a new yogi -- and specifically, a new yogi who has so far learned one salient fact about this ancient meditative practice: It makes me fart. A lot.
To me, living a beautiful life is actually about respect - for oneself, for others and I maintain, for the environment. Taking the time to notice what's beautiful and to savor it, and when necessary, to protect it.
Social gestures are important to feel welcome, express trust, show gratitude, and conclude visits with a hopeful tone. Find the best way between you and your doctor to have these feelings, but do not increase your risk of infection in the process.
You'll forever have leverage over him because it was only after a whole year that he finally agreed to come to yoga with you... and now he's so hooked that he goes without you.
Love is the natural medium that carries messages, that flow incessantly and silently, bringing us together, conveying what is often unspoken -- the message from our hearts to others and to the world -- allowing life to continue and flourish in all our relationships.
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Actors are often encouraged to practice yoga because of the ways in which it brings about awareness and control of your body. The characters on Yoga Partners remind me of the kind of well-meaning souls I have encountered in my yoga trysts.