Shaucha (शौच), purity, is one of the Niyamas of Yoga or Hinduism. It is mentioned in the Mahabharata and Patanjali's text.
, cleanliness, is the first niyama. Not only external cleanliness, like having a shower, brushing your teeth, etc.
Shaucha: purity of body and mind (2.40, 2.41)
Santosha: contentment (2.42)
Tapah: training the senses, austerities, ascesis (2.43)
Svadhyaya: self-study, reflection on sacred words (2.44) ...
- Purifying body, mind, and spirit
Samtosha - Contentment, cultivating the inner joys shich come with freedom from desire
Tapas - Self-discipline, developing a strong will, training the habits of body and mind ...
Shaucha (purification) is a central aim of many yogic techniques, and is the first principle of Patanjali's five Niyamas.
The Niyamas are:
1. : Purity or Cleanliness
2. Santosa: Contentment
3. Tapas: Self-discipline or burning spiritual desire
4. Svadyaya: Self-study or contemplation
5. Ishvara Pranidhana: Surrender to the Absolute.
See also: Yoga, Shauch, Niyama, Mind, Yamas