Saucha or purity, the second Niyama in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras (2.40) affects every aspect of our lives. Saucha is about cleansing practice and purification practices for body, mind, and spirit. Join me as I share some background, interpretations, ideas, and a practice exploration of this beautiful Niyama meant to "lighten our load".
Resources for deeper discovery:
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali translated by Sri Swami Satchidananda https://amzn.to/3IJktTl
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali translated by Charles Johnson https://amzn.to/3KXejkK
The Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele https://amzn.to/3FXFM1W
I often find that having multiple versions of the Yoga Sutras can help you better understand them. Each translator has commentary and viewpoints that help open up new possibilities to interpretation and application.