• LittleYogiLou

If you’ve been to a recent yoga class, chances are, you’ve heard, or participated in saying ‘namaste’ at the end.

For the casual yogi, this might just feel like routine, something to symbolise the end of the class.

But why do we say it? What does it mean?

Traditionally, we place our hands in anjali Mudra, in front of the heart chakra. We bow our heads, and say namaste to our teacher, as a sign of gratitude towards our teacher, our fellow students, and towards ourselves and our own practice.

Namaste is a Sanskrit word, which translates to ‘I bow to the divine in you’ (or wording very similar to this).

For me, it is a beautiful practice to acknowledge the light and energy of others, and most importantly to acknowledge ourselves. Some days are more difficult than others, and showing up to your mat can be challenging. But when we show up, flow through practice (however it may look or feel that day), and continue to try, give our energy, and share our light, that is truly worth acknowledging.

I see the light in you.


  • LittleYogiLou

I’ve recently started incorporating mudras into my practice. It’s amazing how much a simple gesture can open you up to new experiences.

Here, is ‘lotus’.

‘The Lotus Mudra opens the heart chakra and is a symbol of purity. A lotus flower sits on the surface of the pond, opening to the sun as its roots remain deeply embedded into the muddy bottom, holding it firm and strong. It is the symbol of light and beauty emerging from the darkness.’

  • LittleYogiLou

“Radiate your power in the world”

The third chakra within our internal energetic system, the solar plexus is located in your abdomen, above your belly button.

It is the energy centre related to personal power, self-esteem and confidence.

As you work with this chakra, imagine a yellow sun drenched glow from within, lighting up your abdomen.

Share your glowing light with others as you continue through your personal practice, and your day.

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