We traditionally close yoga classes with the word Namaste. Namaste roughly translates “the light in me bows to the light in you” or “the divine in me bows to the divine in you.” We begin by bowing to the light in ourselves. We acknowledge the divine light we bring to the world each day. The intention of yoga is to clear the fog around us so that our light can shine clearly and be of service to the world. We come into the fullness of our lives, refreshed and bright from yoga. Then we bow to all the lights in the room around us. Taking in the beauty and divinity of our yoga community. Then we think of the lights in the rest of our lives, the people we work with, our families, people in shops or restaurants we visit. We bow to these divine beings and their place in our lives. And finally, we bow to the lights that are difficult to see. The people we know who hide or dim their lights. The people for whom, because of our own weaknesses, we struggle to see their divinity. When we remember to acknowledge the light and divinity of each person, we become the pathway to a brighter world. Namaste.