Beyond Wearing White
While Practicing Kundalini Yoga
Why do Kundalini Yogis wear white clothing?
It’s recommended to wear white clothing while practicing Kundalini to achieve better results, but it’s not required.
Yogi Bhajan is a master of Kundalini Yoga who brought the practice to the USA in1968. He taught about the effects of wearing different colors in clothing.
Because white light is a mixture of all colors, it has a unique and powerful impact on our conscious and subconscious minds.
Consider all of the energy you personally associate with each color. When you wear white clothing, all the colors are available to support and enhance meditation.
“Colors create an uncontrollable action in your subconscious mind of inspiration, productivity and expansion.”
— Yogi Bhajan
White Clothing vs. Our Auras
Consider your aura as an invisible shield.
A strong aura will allow you to filter out that which is not beneficial for you. With a strong aura you will feel empowered and healthy. You will have an uplifting effect on those around you.
Bhajan taught that wearing white expands your aura and creates a powerful interface between you and your environments. A color which promotes both the shielding of negativity and allowance of positivity.
“We ask you to wear white so that you will reflect what is outside and go within yourself—that’s what white clothes can do for you.”
— Yogi Bhajan
An Exercise in Grace
He also considered wearing white as an exercise in awareness and presence, as it takes more consciousness and care to keep white clothes clean.
This causes you to exist more gracefully in your environment, and heightens the awareness of your surrounding.
Additionally, Yogi Bhajan explained the benefits of wearing clothing made from cotton, silk, wool, or other natural fibers.
“Natural fibers act as energy conduits. The fibers interact with your surroundings to conduct prana inward and filter out negative or chaotic energy.”
— Yogi Bhajan
Understanding why Kundalini Yogis wear white clothing is a great lesson in what we refer to as "Color Consciousness."
Color Consciousness is our personal awareness to how each of us individually interacts with wearing different colored clothing. This is a powerful meditation tool.
We intuitively know what color is, we know what it’s like to experience it. Simultaneously each and every one of us interacts with color, sound, smell, taste and physical touch differently. It is completely unique to our individual human experience.
This is why Kundalini Classics promotes color consciousness within yoga and meditation.
What you choose to wear should be based on your personal experience, because it’s real to you.
No matter which style of yoga or meditation you practice, being conscious of how you dress, specifically which colors you incorporate into your outfits, can make a huge difference on your state of mind.
Kundalini Classics is proudly pioneering the innovation of color consciousness within Kundalini Yoga.
We are the first Kundalini inspired brand to offer a full-spectrum of different colored turbans, head wraps, and yoga apparel.
We encourage you to experiment with how different colors effect your focus during yoga and meditation.
Let your clothing project your pure self-identity.
Live with intention, live with vibrance, and #LiveWithGrace.