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Shaucha (Part 1): Purifying Body & Home
Even if we have been practicing spiritually for a long time, we can forget the importance of basic cleansing on the physical level. Keeping our surroundings clean and our body free of toxins can make a big difference in how we feel. And, as Irene Petryszak explains in this first post on shaucha (cleanliness), the first of the Yoga Sutra’s five niyamas (observances), purifying on the physical level lays the foundation for purifying on the more subtle level of our mind and heart.