Namaste essentially means, “I (the soul) see the soul in you, and I honor you”… I was born in Hawaii and aloha doesn’t mean hello or goodbye, it really means “I see the spirit in your earthly form.” It’s a lot like namaste… It carries a deeper meaning within it. You will find in almost every culture of the world a slogan or saying that has a similar undertone. Something spiritual. If we really think about it all these sayings, greetings and slogans weren’t intended to be just words said at the beginning or end of a yoga class, or in passing like hello and goodbye. They were meant to be guidelines for life. A way to conduct ourselves with all our actions, reactions and interactions with everyone. To see everyone not just for their physical body, but as a spirit/soul. To carry a deeper form of respect. They are words to live by.