Just what is a Mala, anyway?
A Mala is a string of 108 beads used to count mantras, Sanskrit prayers repeated silently or aloud once for each bead as a form of meditation. Our Malas are made in the Hindu tradition in nine sets of twelve beads. The number 108 relates to the spinal energy centers and the inner evolution of cosmic consciousness.
Oftentimes, the mind is like an unruly child. When we long for stillness and centeredness, we sometimes only finds lots of activity within ourselves. Our attempts at focusing inward fail as our attention is averted by worldly concerns. It is because of this mental rowdiness that many people find meditation challenging. The mala is designed to act as an anchor that combats the mind's natural tendency to wander. A mala itself is not a holy artifact. Rather, its significance and power are derived from the depths of your heart. Each time you meditate with the aid of the mala beads, you imbue it with your devotion, your love, and your hopes. Eventually, your mala becomes a portable sacred space that is a physical representation of your intent to achieve enlightenment.
|Mala of Garnet and CrystalGarnets are very cleansing and purifying. Their loving energy balances your physical, emotional and spiritual bodies. They aid in confidence and draw people to the wearer.||Mala of Lapis and CloisonneLapis Lazuli helps protect its wearer, releases stress and encourages enlightenment and objectivity.||Mala of Malachite and CrystalMalachite is a stone of transformation, healing and harmony. It's deep green color varies in hue from lighter to almost black. The Crystal brings clarity, harmony and bliss.|
|Mala of Red Coral and PearlRed Coral provides protection and promotes harmony by calming emotions. The Pearls represent reverence, sincerity and truth.||Mala of Sandalwood with 6 variationsSandalwood is naturally fragrant and exceedingly smooth. Sandalwood has traditionally been regarded as one of the purest substances and is valued for its cooling properties and its medicinal value too. Sandalwood seems to promote tranquility as an aid to meditation.||Mala of Tiger Eye with CrystalTiger Eye is an enhancing stone for psychic abilities, confidence, wealth, and protection. It balances male/female energy and softens stubbornness.|
|Mala of Unakite with CarnelianUnakite is helpful in releasing pent-up emotions and feelings, balancing the emotional body. It is helpful in treating the reproductive system and stimulating healthy pregnancies.|