True aspects of Yoga is not just physical postures which have been widely mistaken by most people.
Yoga means ‘union’ or ‘connection’. In Sanskrit, the word ‘yoga’ is used to signify any form of connection. Yoga is a realization that there’s Oneness behind everything and this Oneness is who you are.
The union that the word yoga is referring to is that of uniting individual consciousness (our individual experience of reality) with Divine consciousness (the essence of truth as perceived when we quiet our five senses and reconnect with the Supreme Self within). The experience of connection is a state of yoga, a joyful and blissful, fulfilling experience.
When the higher mind is driving the subconscious, many people experience a spiritual awakening. A more pronounced spirituality will mean a mindset that chooses to remain calm, focused and driven toward positive aspects of life. It also means having the determination to overcome with the help of a higher power. This higher power is both similar and influential to the subconscious mind.
8 Limbs of Yoga according to the Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra.
In Sanskrit, the word is namah (to bow) and te (you), meaning “I bow to you.” To perform Namaste Mudra, we place the palms together at the heart chakra, close the eyes, and bow the head.
The reason we use Namaste has a deeper spiritual significance as well. It recognizes the belief that the life force, the divinity, the Self, or the God in me is the same in all. Acknowledging this oneness and equality with the meeting of the palms, we honor the divinity within ourselves and also the god in the person we meet.
One can do Namaste to oneself as a meditation technique to go deeper inside the heart chakra. Meditation every morning helps us to stay present and mindful. It is having a deep and powerful connection with your higher self.