Start the year off right with a mindful meditation in this indian mala bracelet & Meditation workshop on January 8th 1:30-3:30pm. Going all the way around your mala, you will eventually reach the guru bead—the bead that dangles from the mala. Although all of the beads on the mala, other than the guru bead, are called counting beads, you will not be counting outloud or in your head. In traditional Tibetan Buddhism, mala beads are often created using 108 beads, as a 108-bead mantra repetition represents the 108 worldly sins in the Buddhist doctrine.

Part of the inspiration behind the creation of our Soul Jewelry and Malas is to show you, from your own direct experience, that there's a profound difference between what is available and what is truly, authentically, spiritually powerful and effective.

Other mantras and meditation practices should be personally given to you by a Buddhist or Hindu teacher, and should not be recited without instruction. If you are seeking a spiritual experience through the mala beads, you will want to try mantra meditation, which helps your keep your mind focused.

This works through the exchange of our mala beads and your decision to purchase them. Some also believe other people shouldn't touch your mala beads which is a little hard to do when they're so stunning. Beads are small so they allow easy finger manipulation, even when eyes are closed.

I'm super excited to announce that I'm collaborating with my dear friend Satya on a new Spirit Junkie jewelry line If you've seen my holiday gift guide, you got a preview of Satya's designs — the Spirit Junkie bar necklace and the mala beads are her creations.

Mantras (which you might be familiar with as a sort of inspirational call to action) are a word or phrase you say either internally or out loud during your meditation practice, and malas (those gorgeous strings of beads you might see on your fave yogi or meditation Instagram accounts) are actually a way to count those mantras.

When the mala becomes empowered it can be worn or lightly placed on oneself or others to transmit the energy of the mantra as well as the energetic qualities of the mala. Each mala has 108 beads and in some cases they can be divisible of that number as 54 or 27. Each bead has consistent space between one another as they are strung together with silk thread and a knot in the middle.

Working with artisans in Bali, the small business creates authentic, handmade mala beads. Moon and Earth: The average distance of the Moon from the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Moon. In case it is necessary to recite a very large number of mantras, Tibetan Buddhist malas have bell and dorje counters (a short string of ten beads, usually silver, with a bell or dorje at the bottom).

The meditation mala can be of 27 or 21 beads, which you can use for shorter meditation practices. Once you reach the guru bead say a special prayer and then begin again. Malas, or prayer beads, are a tool that assists in focus of mantra meditation, allowing one to access personal power.

Mantras are used as a form of practicing concentration, and some mantras are prayer to deities. In an ideal situation, a mala would be chosen for you and blessed by your guru If you're choosing one yourself, clear its aura by giving it Reiki , airing it in the sun, or blessing it with a prayer before use.

Hold the mala in your right hand with the strand between your middle and index fingers (refer to picture above). Hopefully using this information you can find the perfect mala necklaces for your meditation practice. If you wish to do another round do not continue forward over the guru bead, turn your malas around and move in the opposite direction.

Malas can be worn as necklaces, and can also be looped multiple times around your wrist as a bracelet. While learning the basics about mala's, you will get a chance to purchase or create your own or mala bracelet and practice meditating with your brand new beads.

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