White Cotton Clothing makes you feel bright and radiant. Your projection can feel so much more powerful when you are wearing white.
When I walked into YogaWest, Los Angeles, 8 years ago, I noticed everyone was wearing white or many shades of white. It was the beginning of summer so I accepted it as a fad, and thought, ” how nice”. Little did I know there was a whole science behind it. I never did like wearing white as I preferred the darker clothes that fit my rough-and-tough tom-boyish active lifestyle. As I practiced more and more Kundalini Yoga, I occasionally tried on a bandana or scarf to cover my head and wore the plain cotton t-shirts I had in the closet. It was a shift from dressing down into my stretchy and colorful clothing for workouts to the idea of dressing up to work-out. Who would have thought to wear clean white clothing to work-out? That was before my work-outs ended in meditation.
In Kundalini Yoga, I worked-out, or did physical movements to release the erratic energy in my body or to balance the energy in my body in order to sit down and meditate. I completely missed that step in my decades of working out. When I first wore white, I noticed I was receiving a lot of looks, and dare I say attention. Perhaps it was my poor sense of self or the insecurities of being looked that made me question my decision of wearing white that day. I constantly worried about getting my whites dirty or rushing to the bathroom to quickly scrub away a stain. At some point, I pondered the idea of keeping a bleach stick in my purse, just in case. I felt anxious and not worthy of wearing white. I was used to hiding and here I was announcing myself everywhere I went.
I incorporated white clothes in spurts, when I felt like it or when there was a full moon. Over time, I ended up teaching more and more. I did sign that sheet upon graduation from Kundalini Yoga teacher training stating that I would agree to wear white and cover my head when teaching and adhere to other yogic technologies.
A Teacher can choose to wear white cotton clothing while teaching. White clothing makes you feel divine and represent light. The color white presents the seven colors. Cotton is the flower of the Earth. It is good for your psyche, for your energy, and for your nervous system. It’s been several years now and I love wearing white. I feel alert, ready to take on the world, and ready to serve. Kundalini Yoga is not just a school of yoga, it is a lifestyle, a recipe to how to live a happy and healthy life.