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What is a Mala ?


 

 

 
/ˈmɑːlaː/
noun
1.
a string of beads or knots, used as a tool in meditation

 

Mala necklaces are like Prayer beads and Rosaries and have long been used in Buddhism and Hinduism for purposes of meditation and healing. However, that doesn't mean you can't use a mala if you’re of a different religion or no religion at all. Mala beads can be worn by anyone to seek a calmer mind, body, spirit and to set intentions or as a reminder to be conscious of certain aspects of your life.

The ancient practice of mantra is one of the most powerful ways I know to help manifest these intentions.   Integrated with Crystal Energy; the results of your meditation practice is enhanced. 

Mala necklaces have 108 beads. (Beads can be made of seed, wood, crystals or stone. Each varietal of bead has a different intention or purpose for your mala)

A Mala is made on the principle of the sacred number 108, so they will have either 108 beads or a divisible of that number: 54 or 27 beads.  They are usually strung on silk thread with knots between each bead to maintain consistent space between each bead. It has a 109th bead which is called the Meru bead which sits at the head of the mala. It is said that the Meru bead retains all the energy of your practice.