What is a Mala?
Your Mala is a beautiful piece of jewelry, but also so much more!
Traditionally, a Mala has 108 beads strung together and one "guru or focal bead" which is larger than the rest. The guru bead is used as a place marker for the fingers to feel for during meditation or chanting. 108 has long been considered a sacred number in Hinduism and yoga.
Mala's can bring about a state of peaceful meditative vibrations if used during your meditative practice or throughout the day to bring you back to your center, your breath....
Daily meditation is a wonderful way to center ourselves, calm our mind and bring on our creative juices. Use your Mala by focusing your mind on counting the beads, one bead per breath, or one bead each time you say your mantra. For some this keeps our minds from wandering during meditation allowing us to sink deeply into a meditative state.
Who can wear a Mala? Anyone! While traditionally, mala beads are tools for meditation they are also a beautiful piece of jewelry that can be worn to remind you of your intention. You Mala can remind you to breathe throughout the day.