"The light in me sees the light in you"
This inspiration comes from the meaning of my name "Anjali".
Commonly known as the namaste, prayer pose or prayer hands, the South East Asian gesture of folding our hands in front of our heart, each finger touching ones from the opposite hand, accompanied by a slight bow is also called the "Anjali" (divine offering). This simple greeting with complex meaning may be just what we need at a time when we need a contact-less greeting and greater unity.
It is a gesture of trust, peace, reverence, benediction and salutation. A great centering act (regular yoga practice), the connecting of the two hands provides a connection between the right and left hemispheres of the brain & represents unification. The yoking is the practitioner's connection with the Devine in all things. As a non-contact form of greeting it conveys gratitude, universal connectivity and equality - all at once.
So in place of the handshake and smile, instead of the fist bump, elbow bump, roman salute, foot tap, hand over heart or the wave, consider the Anjali. When you exchange the Anjali, you are both honoring yourself and the other and saying - "The light in me, sees the light in you."