3. You need to wear white
Wearing white clothing helps you to deepen your practice by increasing your awareness and creating more powerful projection, but it's every practitioners personal choice, if they wish to follow this principle.
Colours have an affect on the consciousness and white as a prism is a balance of all colours. By wearing white all the colours are available to support your awareness and the balancing of the energy centres.
Wearing white also strengthens your electromagnetic field that works like a shield - filtering out negativities that are not beneficial for you. This helps to keep the uplifting energy circulating within you and expands it to everyone around you.
How you dress is always a personal choice and adopting white clothes as a part of your personal practice is definitely not required in Kundalini Yoga. I encourage you to wear clothes that feel comfortable and make you feel graceful and connected. This will help you to reflect inward and expand your awareness.
4. It's difficult
Kundalini yoga is both challenging and meditative in a balanced way. The strong emphasis on breathing creates subtle changes in the energy body and the resilience practices create willpower and a strong nervous system capacity.
The aim of the practice is about going beyond any concepts what the mind creates in terms of ‘difficult’ or ‘easy’. Much of the Kundalini practice is to train the mind into an innate state of silence and acceptance. In this state, the practice becomes accessible to all. As recommended it is to explore ones edge of capacity and endurance, it is to find modifications that suit everyone’s individual needs.
Facing the challenges of the yoga practice with gentle and soft attitude, helps us to face the challenges of real life with ease and effortlessness. Reality brings ups and downs, and so does our yoga practice. Some days, it is easy and comforting - other days, challenging and difficult. When we train our response mechanism and become aware of the mind that is seeking pleasure and the mind that is avoiding discomfort, we eventually learn an accepting attitude to live our lives with peace and contentment.
5. Its all about sexual energy
Kundalini is a small energy whirlpool at the base of the spine. Many forces, like enthusiasm, inspiration, creativity and sexuality manifest from this area. The same energy that activates sexuality is used in Kundalini Yoga to enhance movement of consciousness from primitive tendencies towards higher purpose.
This means, that the sexual energy is channeled up the spine, aiding the ascension of kundalini. When the sexual energy is rising up, waves of bliss flow throughout the body, opening the blocked energy gateways by releasing nervous tension.
For thousands of years, yogis have been encouraged to use their energy for higher purposes other than for external desires. Kundalini can transform primal instincts and compulsive behaviour into the urge of transcendence.
While Kundalini is rooted in the sex glands, it is said to be the Earth’s vital force - the divine feminine energy. Kundalini is our inner fire that makes us alive and connected. Eventually, committed practice will aid in the health of the central nervous system and the potency of all of the creative energies to get activated in a stable, joyful and integrated way.
When Kundalini Yoga is practiced with the right guidance, preparation and attitude, it can cultivate increased amounts of space and joy inside the body. Sustainable practice is always the key to wake up the silent areas of your subconscious.
When the creative energy rises from individual consciousness towards universal consciousness, the difficulties in life ease up. Emotions, thoughts, primitive habits and negative beliefs are absorbed into more universal energy. In this pure state we can demystify the inner energetic architecture and learn to live more harmoniously connected to all forms of life.