traditional hongi

The Sacred hongi

The traditional Maori greeting or acknowledgement the Hongi is done by pressing one’s nose and forehead, at the same time. In the hongi, the ha (or breath of life), is exchanged. The breath of life can also be interpreted as the sharing of both people’s souls.


Hongi examples

The first video is the classic example of two people acknowledging each other with the hongi.

– Press nose, through this act, you are sharing the breath of life, you are exchanging cosmic energy, sacred energy.

– Press forehead, or third eye, through this act you are sharing beautiful visions, you are allowing yourselves to remember, to see the past, present, and future.

Doing both simultaneously you are acknowledging the oneness of the universe.

The second video is a classic example of acknowledging, in this case, a sacred stone, but you could Hongi and acknowledge anyone or anything you want to share energy with. Whom is sacred to you.