Why use white clothing for yoga & meditation?
It`s simple: the color white expands a person`s aura, or the electromagnetic field that surrounds every one of us. When our aura is big – we can expand it up to nine feet – we feel strong, balanced, grounded and radiant, and can more easily handle the challenges of our lives with neutrality, peace and calm. When our aura is small, we feel depressed, weak, offcenter and ineffective.
This is the explanation that Yogi Bhajan gave as an answer to a question about the wearing of white natural fiber clothing taken from “The Beads of Truth”, Spring 1981: ”We wear white because it’s a simple scientific fact that every piece of matter or material has a foot and a half aura. Every animal has a three and a half foot aura. Every human has a nine foot aura. And if we wear the cotton and we wear the white, this color therapy gives us one extra foot of aura. So, I trust my students will behave right, but in case they behave like animals, they will still have a margin, an edge. And that is what it’s all about. You have to wear a natural fiber and you have to wear white. It’s a pure color therapy and it’s called auric color therapy”
If you haven’t tried wearing white, you should try it. It makes you feel good!
Note: It is not mandatory to wear white in order to attend Kundalini Yoga & Meditation classes.