A lot of us have not heard of Kundalini Yoga – in most studios it is not a standard offering yet… but more and more, Kundalini is the new Vinyasa for so many. This form of yoga is truly accessible to all levels. What makes it unique is the way it works on the nervous and glandular systems through the technologies of pranayama (breath work), asana (movement), mantra (chanting), mudra (hand placement) and meditation.
Another unique feature of Kundalini Yoga is that its participants sometimes wear all white. Why?
Kundalini yoga participants wear white because it is believed that the color white expands a person’s aura, or the electromagnetic field that surrounds every one of us, by about 18 inches. With a bigger aura, we feel strong, balanced, grounded and radiant, and can more easily handle the challenges of our daily lives with neutrality, peace and calm. With everything going on in the world – from politics to wacky weather – it is understandable why this is a rising form of yoga. It is believed that a strong aura can also help to protect us from diseases.