Shaucha – Yamas and Niyamas

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“If [your] home is a mess…your mind will be a mess too.”

Shaucha, the first of the niyamas covered in our Yamas and Niyamas video series, means ‘purity’ or ‘cleanliness’. Physically we must be strong, stable, and healthy – illness, improper functioning of our organ systems, sluggishness, etc. will prevent us from leading a virtuous life. Energetically, blockages in our chakra system prevent our bodies or minds from functioning in a positive, efficient, or healthy manner. Mentally, one needs to de-clutter and simplify to hear the callings of the soul known as intuition.

To see more in our series of Yamas and Niyamas, please view our Yamas and Niyamas Youtube playlist. All these videos were recorded during sessions of our Class of ’17 Yoga College – 200hr yoga teacher training.

See More In This Series


The Yamas and Niyamas


Ahimsa (Non-Violence)
Satya (Truthfulness)
Asteya (Non-Stealing)
Brahmacharya (Walking In The Ultimate Reality)
Aparigraha (Non-Possessiveness)


Shaucha (Cleanliness/Purity)
Samtosha (Contentment)
Tapas (Austerity)
Svadhyaya (Self-Study)
Ishvara Pranidhana (Surrender To The Ultimate Reality)

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