Why Saying “Namaste” is Culturally Insensitive and NOT Just a Yoga Term.

All you aspiring yogis, this is for you.

“Assalamualaikum”, “Sat Sri Akaal” and “Namaste”. What do they all have in common? They are a greeting attached to three different religions. One belongs to Islam, another to Sikhi (or Sikhism as it’s more commonly known as) and the other to Hinduism. I’ll let you figure out which is which.

The key word to focus on is religion. They all actually mean something to groups of people who follow a particular path in life…