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Saucha - purity of body and mind; one of the five niyamas or observances that together are the second of the eight stages of classical Yoga (see niyamas) .

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Why Saucha?
Patanjali places saucha as the very first niyama, the first step toward self- exploration. Why would Saucha is the foundation of niyama, or personal discipline.
Diapositiva 1
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Yama and Niyama Poems
And hear the Divine's song,. Singing in my heart. As my own.
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Diet, Shatkarmas and Amaroli - Yogic Nutrition & Cleansing for
Note that saucha (purity) is the first observance. shatkarmas (bodily cleansing techniques).

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Is Yoga Science or Religion Part V?
(6) Saucha brings disinterest in the physical state through cleanliness and purity of body and mind; the mind begins to drift towards divine and away from the external, physical world. It also brings the following additional benefits.

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Saucha: Lucid Cleanliness
Saucha is purity that operates on many levels.
Saucha - purity
Saucha is cleanliness of body, heart, mind and environment. It is directly translated as that and nothing else.
Yoga Journal - Yoga Philosophy/Spirituality - Teaching the Niyamas
The most common translation of saucha is "cleanliness." But saucha, at its root, is concerned with keeping different energies distinct.
Ashtanga Yoga and Saucha: Discover the Deeper Meaning and
Mar 5, 2011 Saucha, the first of Patanjali's niyamas or observances, refers to the physical, mental and spiritual freedom that purity offers.
Individual Disciplining of One's Own Self - Yoga as a Universal
The Deeper Significance of Saucha or Purity. What we call purity is a peculiar This is the essential meaning behind the term Saucha.

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