Wearing a turban during Kundalini yoga is a means of focussing and containing energy, clarifying thoughts, and creating a meditative focus at the Third Eye point. The recommendation to wear a turban comes from ancient yogic wisdom. By covering the Crown Chakra we protect the point of connection to the Infinite. https://www.3ho.org/3ho-lifestyle/daily-routine/covering-head The turban stabilises the small flat skull bones which move ever so slightly during meditation. Hence there is a physical effect on the skull’s meridians which are a network of fine filaments. Furthermore, wearing a turban has a stabilising effect on the electromagnetic field as a whole. Together these effects have been shown to promote calm and relaxation. The turban is therefore an important element amongst the tools for higher consciousness. It sets the stage for a deeper practice by signalling a transition from the physical to the spiritual realm. The wearing of a turban prepares the body for the joy and reverence of the yoga practice.
Length 3m. Width 0.8m. This length is relatively standard amongst Kundalini yogis. It is long enough to create a lovely turban, but not too long to be cumbersome to handle. The width, usually folded multiple times, provides the bulk for a traditional full turban. You can cut this turban in half length-wise to provide two slimline turbans.
Many – depending on availability. However, if you are after a particular colour, please get in touch with us. The colour white is the chosen hue of Kundalini yoga – for reasons of which we are all aware. https://kundaliniwhites.com.au/kundalini-yoga-wear/ However, in the case of turbans, latitude has always been encouraged, in order to allow for individuality and the state of our being at any one time. “Colours affect the bodily functions, mind and emotions. They do this with the energy produced by light. Studies conducted have demonstrated the benefits of colours on the development of the brain, creativity, productivity and learning.” http://renketkisi.com/en/psychology-and-color.html
Traditionally soft cotton turbans are un-hemmed, yet they still handle washing well without fraying. You may choose to hem yours to make doubly sure that it will last for many years to come. Wash on a gentle cycle, dry in shade. Ironing is optional. Once dry, fold the fabric to preferred width and store as a roll ready for wrapping.
The Sikhs place a great deal of importance on wearing a turban which they call ‘Dastar’. In the Khalsa society, the turban signifies many important virtues. Equality, spirituality, honour and self-respect are examples of these. Add to that piety, moral values and courage, and you can appreciate that the turban is an integral part of the Sikh identity. Wikipedia has an extensive narrative on the Sikh turban which you can read here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dastar