Why do I love my name, Sati? Because when I tell folks my name the Hindus say, “Oh this is a Hindu name! She was the wife of Shiva!”, The Buddhists say, “Oh this is a Pali name! It means mindfulness!”, and the Nepalis say, “Oh this is a Nepali name! It means, friend!” Everyone gets all excited and feels more connected suddenly. I couldn’t have foreseen when my first yoga teachers gave me this name 8 years ago, that it would prove so fitting for my new life. I just knew when I saw it, that it was the perfect name for me.