Anyone who has been to Yoga Village when a Kundalini class is going on has seen the teacher and some of the students wearing white clothing and/or wearing a turban or head covering. It might look a little strange, but there’s a science behind it.
Why wear white in Kundalini Yoga?
It’s simple: the color white expands a person’s aura, or the electromagnetic field that surrounds every one of us. When our aura is big – we can expand it up to nine feet – we feel strong, balanced, grounded and radiant, and can more easily handle the challenges of our daily lives with neutrality, peace and calm.
When our aura is small, we feel depressed, weak, off-center and ineffective. It is believed that a strong aura can also help to protect us from diseases.
Why cover the head in Kundalini Yoga?
Covering the head, preferably with a white, natural cloth, helps to contain the Kundalini energy that is generated while practicing Kundalini Yoga and meditations. When the crown of the head is covered (the Seventh Chakra), as with a bandana or scarf, it can help to stimulate wisdom, inner knowing, and a more conscious approach to daily life.
When a turban is worn, it covers the temples which helps to stabilize the skull, tune the neurological system, and stimulate the Sixth Chakra, or Third Eye point, which helps to increase our intuition.
Kundalini Yoga is a great complement to a Hatha practice: it strengthens the glandular system, balances the nervous system, and offers exercises that can help relieve almost any physical ailment.
Every Kundalini class includes breath work, a physical workout called a kriya, and a meditation, believed to be one of the keys to connecting with the universal wisdom of the divine. Kundalini is for everyone, no matter what color they wear, or what they do – or don’t – wear on their head!
Kundalini classes are available mornings and evenings almost every day of the week at Yoga Village. We hope to see you at one of them!