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Namaste: It Doesn't Just Mean Yoga Class Is Over

Namaste: It Doesn't Just Mean Yoga Class Is Over

The meaning of 'namaste' is often muddled in the Western world. HowStuffWorks explores the origins of 'namaste' and why people around the world say it.

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