Niyamas: Sauca


As we look inwards, we are invited to cleanse our minds and spirits as well as our bodies.  Perhaps we can take the idea of aparigraha – simplifying so that we don’t have more than what we need – and apply it to our living spaces and our thought patterns.  What’s left when we allow ourselves to burn up?

HeartOfYogatheyogasutrasThe niyamas are the second limb of yoga, found in a text called The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.  The translation that I used was from T.K.V. Desikachar in his book The Heart of Yoga.  Tons of great sources are available online on the second limb of yoga