The cleanness of the body is first of the five niyamas, or set rules and is evident to a modern homo sapiens that this must be observed as a part of personal code. The cleanness of the body is seen as a means to be successful in practicing meditation. By ensuring the cleanness of your body, you develop a sense of non-attachment to others. The cleanness is not restricted to the body only. Cleanness of the mind is also considered here, to see a clear vision of yourself.