02 Oct On Grace, Ritual and “The Kundalini Gown Collection” with Myrah Penaloza
What is your morning ritual to cultivate clarity and grace (self care must do’s)?
My morning ritual is simple… I wake up, slip on my Luminous playsuit and fill up my kettle with some spring water to heat,
and sit with myself in preparation for my morning tea ceremony.
Each bowl is a reflection of the many blessings I am being blessed with in that moment.
Describe your personal style and how it reflects on your day to day
My personal style is eclectic and bohemian. I find people are usually surprised when I wear pants outside of teaching yoga. You will more often than not see me in a dress and over accessorized. My personal style certainly reflects how I feel. I wear all white clothing most of the time from the Kundalini Gown collection that I launched last year and you can check it out here. www.myrah.yoga
Wearing all white makes me feel light and graceful.
Who is the Kundalini Gown Collection for?
I believe it is for any women looking to feel and look graceful and powerful. I see women wearing the collection quite often on vacation, on the beach as a cover up or at the resort over their bikini. The collection has been used for wedding parties with all the brides maids wearing one of the pieces from the collection. For beach cover up, I would go with the Frida Duster Gown which is perfect for so many occasions.
What is the true essence of “The Kundalini Gown”?
Grace and Radiance. Light and Vibrant. Years ago when I completed my Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training I discovered that my weakest 10 body was my Radiant Body and in order to awaken this body within me I needed to embody a graceful way of life. Becoming more elegant and mindful. The Kundalini Gown was inspired by Kundalini Yoga lifeStyle and bana (spiritual dress), (please note, Inspired “By” not ideally “fore”)
“Elegant, white dress makes you visible to people. It gives you impact and projection. The only way you can connect to someone so that they can remember you is if you impact them with your projection. Dressing in white can expand your projection and your energy, much, much more than when you dress like everyone else. When your style of dress is a reflection of your own commitment to your inner reality, it creates a subtle communication with other people.”
These sacred garments are designed to be apart of your morning rituals and sacred ceremony. From the moment you wake up you are the lighthouse and these garments are meant to enhance that state and quality.
Name one muse that continues to inspire you?
Frida Kahlo, She is my roots and my ultimate muse.
What is your daily ritual to stay connected and in the creative flow?
Kundalini Yoga. If I miss my sadhana for one day everything is shifted, I can feel it. I make sure to do Gyan Chakra Kriya for the full 11 min meditation if and when I know I can not do my full 2 hour sadhana.
What makes you feel Graceful and Victorious?
Right now naked with my growing womb of magic. However I know that when my attitude is of gratitude and I am adorn in the Kundalini Gown I feel the most graceful and victorious with or without my growing womb of magic.
How do you wish women to feel in your clothing line?
Graceful. Luminous. Radiant. And Victorious.
What are your rituals in regards to the New Moon and Full Moon phases?
New Moon ritual is all about sister circles, unity and setting clear intentions for the next 30 days.
Full Moon ritual is all about movement and celebration in community or in my living room followed with a long bath reflecting on my new moon intentions.
What are you really excited about for 2018 and what were you grateful for in 2017?
I am truly grateful for all the travel and gatherings AND the expansive growing sisterhood on a global scale, hosting La Luna Social around the world. For 2018, I am excited to slow down and embrace this new life that awaits. Growing collaborations, the launch of La Luna Mama and so much more. Couldn’t be more excited.