At the end of my classes, and that of many yoga teachers, I end with the word Namaste... what does it mean? The literal translation of Namaste is "I bow to you.". It is used as a respectful greeting and also to mean "thank you". In a yoga class it is said to mean "the light in me bows to the light in you" or "I bow to your true self".
"Eventually you will see that there is no escape, whatever it is you find comfort in will be challenged. Yoga asks us, over and over again, to look within. Look at the patterns of the mind, look at your reactions, your intentions, your insecurities, the nearly undetectable ways you carefully manage your ego..." ~Lakshmi Norwood, Full Article