Sauca: Clearing Your Mind and Your Space Sauca (pronounced like shoucha or sowcha) is the first the Niyamas from Patanjali’s Eight Limb Path and is the concept of finding both physical cleanliness and purity of your mind and spirit. Creating a clear space both internally and externally directly affects your mood, your ability to find happiness, and your sense of calm within your life. Even making simple changes in your routine to incorporate more organization and letting go of things you don’t need can have a profound effect on your wellbeing. Like our space, our mind yearns for clarity, organization, and tranquility. As we practice, we work our way towards a clearer and happier mind both on our mat and after we’ve rolled it up and moved on with our day.