Ever wonder why everyone wears white in Kundalini classes? Learn how it just might lighten your soul no matter what style you practice.
Yogi Bhajan, the master of Kundalini Yoga, believed colors have an effect on consciousness. And since white as a prism is a balance of all colors, it has a unique impact on the conscious and subconscious minds.
“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, 1975
He taught his students that wearing all white clothing expands one’s auric radiance by at least one foot. This is believed to strengthen one’s identity and serve as a filter for negative influences from the surrounding world.
Wearing white is also a meditation in itself, as it takes more mindfulness and care to keep white clothes clean. As he once stated: “The most difficult thing on this planet is to wear white from top to bottom; white, it is the greatest therapy.” So whatever kind of yoga you practice, consider taking a cue from Kundalini and trading your standard-issue black leggings for something lighter. Here are a few ideas.