WHAT ARE MALA BEADS?

Mala beads have been used for centuries as prayer beads in many cultures.  Commonly strung with 108 beads, they serve as meditative talismans with each bead representing a repetition of a mantra or intention.   Mala beads are often worn as protection against evil spirits, to purify ones mind, body and words and to simply remind you of your personal and spiritual intentions.


WHY SHOULD I MAKE MY OWN MALA?

Making your OWN Mala infuses YOUR energy into the beads and encourages you to have a Mindful Experience in connection to the Power of Intention.


HOW DO I USE MY MALA?

A lot of people own Mala beads but don't know how to meditate with them. So here's a simple guide to help you get more from your mala.  Find a peaceful space where you will not be disturbed. Light a candle or burn some sage or incense. Sit comfortably in a cross legged position and turn your attention inwards. Hold your mala in your left hand to start. Begin your meditation by rolling your thumb and finger over the first bead, after your guru/anchor area. The guru/anchor area is not counted. Continue counting through the wood beads...pause and reflect on the stone between each section, and recite your chosen mantra with each one. Continue until you reach your guru/anchor area, then reverse the direction. Repeat this cycle as often as you need.


VIDEO INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO CLOSE MALA NECKLACE OR BRACELET

How do I knot the elastic cord?  Here's how:



WHY ARE THERE 108 BEADS?

108 is the number of the universe. 1 being the individual.  0 representing nothingness.  8 symbolizing infinity.  It is believed that saying the same thing 100 times or more allows you to believe and the universe to receive.


CLEANSING YOUR MALA

  • place in the light of the full moon or sun
  • smudge with Sage or Palo Santo wood
  • essential oil mists.  Check out our Clear Mist
  • Reiki or Tibetan Bowls


SETTING YOUR INTENTION

Hold Mala in your left hand, place your right hand over it and say..."in love and light, I set the intention of ______.  A minimum of 28 days working on this intention firmly allows you to BELIEVE....ASK...BELIEVE...RECEIVE.  Remember the more focus we put on one thing...the more Power we give it.  You can either break a habit or start a habit in 28 days.