What is a Mala?
A Mala is a beautiful and spiritual jewelry made commonly of 108 beads and a guru bead. It reminds yourself of what's important in life, your intentions, your mindful path to wellness, and your oneness with the Universe. You can hang it on your neck as a necklace or wear it as a bracelet. You may also keep one that is solely intended for meditation. The most potent Mala is the one made from gemstones, sacred seeds like Rudraksha, or both. The Mala originated in India 3,000 years ago.
The Mala is a useful tool for meditation, and the beads help you focus on intentions. A “Mala” becomes a “Japa Mala” when you use it for mantra chanting. “Mala” means “garland” in Sanskrit. “Japa” means recitation of mantras. Aside from Sanskrit mantras, you can also use your personal mantra or affirmations such as “I am loved,” “I am successful,” or “I will receive blessings” when using the Mala.
Meditation is often a quiet and personal experience, but it can be challenging to keep your mind focused on one thing. That’s where mala beads come in! The comfort of holding a Mala is therapeutic. These strings of meditation-themed jewelry act as an easy way for you count mantras or meditate so that nothing distracts from the process at hand. The Mala has been around since ancient times. It acts like an anchor, guiding your hands from its simple movement during meditation practice while also being used for counting mantras or acting as tactile guidance in silence time itself.
It acts as both an aid and reminder throughout these silent moments - visually guiding one's hands away from distractions while stimulating calming responses through gentle touch that slows down heart rate rather than speeding it up like sitting still without any guidance might do.
High-quality Mala Beads have overhand knots between all the beads. The act of constructing a mala is an act of meditation as well. This process protects the beads and makes the Mala stronger.
Bask in the sacred energies of our Mala necklaces and Wrist Mala. The Mala Tree’s Mala Beads are strung with overhand knots. We devote discipline, art, and love in each piece that we create.
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