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Here I go again. Thoughts of the New Year bring reminders that it’s time for resolutions. I will be dieting, together along with exercise. My exercise of preference is yoga. Here is a word that has come into the English language as a “borrowing” from the Hindu. It is a word often used in the practice of yoga. Enjoy!

na·ma·ste

   /ˈnʌm əˌsteɪ/Show Spelled[nuhm-uh-stey]Show IPA

noun a conventional Hindu expression on meeting or parting, used by the speaker usually while holding the palms together vertically in front of the bosom.

Origin:

1945–50; < Sanskrit: hail, literally, (a) bow to thee

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2011.

“namaste.” Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 29 Dec. 2011. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/namaste>.

 

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