Saucha is the yogic practice of cleanliness and purity. The niyama invites us to purify our bodies, our thoughts, and our minds to become mentally and physically lighter, or less cluttered, so we can be delivered from chaos to calm.
Decluttering inherently involves releasing. Just as we periodically clean out our closets, practicing Saucha creates a more peaceful and harmonious life by letting go of thoughts, habits, beliefs, people, places, or things that no longer serve our highest self. This practice prepares for the awakening of energy and clarity so that we can approach life with resilience and integrity.