Why Sahana?

Many clients ask why I call my business Sahana. The name is special to me for several reasons.

Sahana means strength, courage, and patience in Sanskrit. I have been through life experiences that demanded large quantities of these attributes. Many of us have. The concept of Sahana has kept me going and thriving through it all.

Sahana is also another name for the Hindu deity Lakshmi. Lakshmi is the goddess of prosperity, generosity, and love, and the embodiment of beauty, grace, and charm. What better name for a center offering facials and massage than one denoting beauty, grace, and charm? As to prosperity: there is so much poverty in the world, both grinding material poverty and also poverty of spirit, that the blessing of prosperity is one I wish to call up for the world.

Finally, my beloved little granddaughter is named Sahana. I wish the blessings of Sahana on her and on all of you, my dear clients.

Marina Gachet
owner, Sahana Wellness Center