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The reality behind the tradition

Namaste - The Real Meaning of " Namaskar" - Reasons Behind Hindu Traditions - Indian Greeting

In Hindu culture, people greet each other by joining their palms – termed as “Namaskar.” The reason behind this gesture of joining both the palms signifies respect & reverence. However, scientifically speaking, joining both hands ensures joining the tips of all the fingers together. You may be aware that each finger tip in the human body is an energy point. In yoga, joining two palms is a mudra called “anjali mudra”. By doing this, the cranial nerve circuits in the head and the upper part of the body in the vagus nerve system are linked together. This produces a physiological response that induces a state of calmness and deeper breathing. The secret is that your hands are essentially an energy map of consciousness. Each finger represents an energy that it stimulates. In traditional yoga, the little finger represents tamas (inertia); the fourth or ring finger represents rajas (activity, action, passion); the middle finger represents satva (purity, peace); the index finger represents the aatma or individual soul; and the thumb represents the Paramatama or Supreme soul. The fingers are also connected to the elements of the body, the chakras, the major organs, and even planetary energies.

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