Meditation Mala beads with bodhi seeds, ebony, lotus seeds, rosewood, rudraksha seeds, sandal wood, or tulsi wood beads. Sit with the mala beads in your right hand and move the beads one by one with your right thumb. Continue string on the beads to add 13 beads and follow with another marker bead for the 21st bead - working small neat overhand knots in between. Pull each bead over the fingers with your thumb as you recite the mantra.

Tiny Devotions' traditional and healing mala beads are carefully crafted by local artisans, using only authentic and ethically sourced sacred materials. With your left hand supporting the bulk of the mala, you'll actually use your right hand to rotate the beads.

The distance from the Sun to the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Sun. Gently hold the first bead to the left of the sumeru bead with your middle finger and thumb. Mala beads are made in a variety of colors and materials and are used to help quiet your mind during meditation.

A mala, which is Sanskrit for garland, is a string of beads—typically 108, in addition to one guru bead—which are used as a meditation tool while chanting, reciting or silently repeating a mantra. There is quite a range in prices among those who offer meditation beads, anywhere from less than $10 in parts of Asia to nearly $200 USD in North America.

Malas can be used during meditation, they can be made from gemstones that match the intention of your practice, and often malas are placed in shrines as a reminder of affirmations. This Mala bracelet is made from genuine Tiger Eye beads. As in the labradorite piece pictured to the right, malas are sometimes made to be worn around the wrist.

Just keep in mind that you use one mantra for one set of malas…don't go switching mantras on your mala. Starting at the guru bead, use your thumb to count each smaller bead, pulling it toward you as you recite your mantra. Not all Mala beads are created equal. If you need to clean your mala bracelet tibet, use a lightly damp cloth and carefully wipe over the beads.

Move the beads through your fingertips, one-by-one, breathing deeply and slowly with each movement. When you finish the mantra, push the bead away with your thumb and move onto the next bead for the next repetition of your mantra. Hang a mala—in your car, on your computer, or over the kitchen sink—anywhere you need a reminder that you are a spiritual person.

They are also hand-knotted between each seed and gemstone to help aid in the practice of japa meditation. A traditional mantra for activating and sealing in the energy in your new rudraksha mala is Om Hrim Namah Shivaya Om.” Chant this mantra at least three times.

While doing japa, common mantras upon Krishna or Lord Vishnu are invoked while turning this mala. Made from 108 beads, malas sometimes have spacer beads, as ours often do. Spacers serve as a break or indicator in counting. At this women's gathering, we will celebrate and honor National Meditation Month by creating our own mala beads, discussing mantras and enjoying meditation together.

Another way to use your mala is to hold the beads in prayer form between your hands in front of your heart while reciting a mantra or prayer. Also, never let your index finger get in touch with the mala as it symbolises our ‘ego' and is not advisable to hold the sacred beads.


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