Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The beginning.

From our friends at Wikipedia:

Swami (Sw.)
(Sanskrit: स्वामी, Svāmi, IPA: [sʋáːmi]) is primarily a Hindu honorific title, for either males or females. It is derived from Sanskrit and means "He who knows and is master of himself", "owner of oneself", or "free from the senses". It is a title added to one's name to emphasize learning and mastery of Yoga, devotion to the gods, and devotion to the swami's spiritual master (a guru or another swami).

To this I am naming this blog, Swami Mami.

Why? As a mother of a toddler, I am not the master of myself right now. And as I am going through a job transition, I may not be the owner of myself either. And as both of those things combined, I can't afford to attend my fave yoga class. But since I have been practicing yoga for about 10 years, I feel connected to it even when I am not connected.

I will not claim to be a guru. I am not. I do not claim to know all. I am learning everyday. (as we all are.)

So, I hope you join me on this process. The process of non-still life with toddler. And how does a working mom go into this transition? I don't know.

This too is a process. Enjoy.