The spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria could pose a real threat to health, but one plastic surgeon has the answer: the fist bump.
Dr Tom McClellan proposes replacing handshaking with more hygienic - and much cooler - fist bumping as a way to reduce the spread of germs.
In a scientific study, McClellan and his team showed how fist-bumping - especially in a hospital setting - reduces the transmission of bacteria significantly.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2512389/Plastic-surgeon-say
I personally do not like to shake hands only if the other person sticks his hand out first and for long then do I shake but as soon as I get a chance I clean my hands with a hand wash ( home made from aloe vera and coconut oil.
You must become aware that one in three do not wash their hands after going to the toilet and one in two do not wash properly with soap ...SO AVOID SHAKING HANDS AND GET USED TO NAMASTE SORT OF GREETING WHICH INVOLVES NO CONTACT.
Shaking hands is unhygienic and really a low form of greeting...ONLY IF YOU KNOW THE PERSON VERY WELL THEN SHAKE HANDS.
Fist Bumping is for bumps...another low form of greeting
The Meaning Of Namaste:
The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another. Nama means bow, as means I, and te means you. Therefore, namaste literally means "bow me you" or "I bow to you."
To perform Namaste, we place the hands together at the heart charka, close the eyes, and bow the head. It can also be done by placing the hands together in front of the third eye, bowing the head, and then bringing the hands down to the heart. This is an especially deep form of respect. Although in the West the word "namaste" is usually spoken in conjunction with the gesture, in India, it is understood that the gesture itself signifies Namaste, and therefore, it is unnecessary to say the word while bowing.
We bring the hands together at the heart chakra to increase the flow of Divine love. Bowing the head and closing the eyes helps the mind surrender to the Divine in the heart. One can do Namaste to oneself as a meditation technique to go deeper inside the heart chakra; when done with someone else, it is also a beautiful, albeit quick, meditation.