Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of transformation. It is a sacred technology passed on for thousands of years to help us become totally aware and to access our creative potential. It is experience that allows us to be healthy, happy, and whole.
Every Kundalini Yoga class is unique in its design and focus. So you can expect to have a unique experience each time you practice Kundalini Yoga! Class will always include breathwork, a sequence of postures(a kriya), deep relaxation, and meditation. Class will often include mantra(chanting) and gong meditation. Although Kundalini Yoga teachers do not physically assist or adjust students into a posture,demonstrations, modifications, corrections, and encouragement are all provided such that students can perform the exercises to the best of their ability without getting injured. Generally, Kundalini Yoga is done with the eyes closed and an internal focus. It is a practice of self-initiation; so students will not be singled-out or pressured in any way.
Teachers and most students dress in loose, white comfortable clothing to accommodate the many moving postures. In Kundalini Yoga, we like to do our best, keep up and be kept up, and HAVE FUN!
Why Do We Wear White?
Wearing all white clothing expands our auric radiance by at least one foot. That is a good thing. A strong aura gives us a strong and solid identity and projection, and negative influences are automatically filtered.
Why Do We Cover Our Head?
The hair is alive and has an energy function. We are training ourselves to be aware of and master our subtle energies. He recommends covering the head and hair with a cotton cloth or wrapped turban.
Wearing a head covering enables you to command your sixth center, the Ajna Chakra. Covering the head provides a sense of containment and focus while practicing yoga or while doing work that requires clarity of thought. It literally helps “keep your head together.” Covering the head creates a focus of the functional circuit of the hemispheres of the brain, and tunes the neurological system. The whole head is to be covered, not just the crown chakra.