I don’t say “namaste” at the close of class.
This is a deliberate choice on my part, and here are some reasons why:
, or at the very least find it annoying; because:
2. “Namaste” doesn’t mean what many white American yoga teachers say it means: “
“. It actually means something more like,
3. “Namaste” has been over-commercialized and, frankly, bastardized. You may have noticed
– MANUFACTURED IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH IN SWEATSHOPS, MIND YOU – cultivating a “spiritual gangster” or a groovy “yoga chic” message. That is not for me.
4. If I’m going to teach yoga, all eight limbs of yoga, and lead my students through this learning journey then I think