What is a Mala? And how do I use it?

Don’t we love to wear our yoga, from tees to tattoos to jewelry that expresses our devotion to the practice?

A Mala is a strand of 108 beads traditionally made with a large bead at the end (called a Guru Bead) and a tassel. A Mala may also be called a “Mala Necklace”, “Japa Mala”, “Mala Beads”, or “Buddhist Prayer Beads”. Mala Beads are a very beautiful and personal representation of yourself and your intentions.

Traditionally, Mala Beads are used for meditation and prayer similar to how rosaries are used in the Catholic faith. However, anyone can use or wear Mala Beads…regardless of faith or whether or not you meditate.

Hold your mala in your right hand (in India the left hand is considered impure) and use your thumb and middle finger to “count” each mantra by touching the gemstone or seed during the recitation of the chant.

Simply wearing a Mala that you connect with is a step towards self-love and living a life filled with intention. When you wear a mala with intention it can give meaning to your soul purpose; you can wear one to give you strength for challenging times, or to remind you to be more mindful. You can hold a mala in your hand during meditation to keep focus as you touch the beads one by one, repeating your affirmation.

Choose a Mala from your intuition and allow your Soul to guide you. Our handmade Crystal Jewelry is made for your life, spirit and wellbeing with the finest quality gemstones and is designed to balance your energies and bring out your inner beauty.

Namaste.

My Curated Malas

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