What Are Mala

What are Mala Mala, often called prayer beads, are a set of beads that have traditionally been used in prayer and meditation as a tool to count the number of times a mantra is recited or number of breaths whilst meditating. Their purpose is to guide the user through japa (pronounced: jah-puh), the meditative practice of repeating a mantra. The user guides the number of repetitions by repeating their mantra for each bead they pass over.

Our mala beads are handmade and blessed in Bali and incorporate native sacred rudraksha seeds with beautiful gemstones. — All of our malas are made to specific spiritual numbers: 108/72/54.  Hindu and yoga malas typically consist of 108 beads, though the number varies amidst other traditions. 108 is considered an auspicious number for many reasons, though one of our favourite reasons is that 1 represents the path, 0 the cyclical nature of life, and 8 the infinity loop.  Our mala beads are made of rudraksha beads and are hand knotted between each bead. Perfect for japa meditation.

Seeds of Change Mala are designed to last for many years and promote a sense of peace and well being and connection to higher self.

Malas are made from a variety of materials, though rudraksha (pronounced: Rud-ruck-sha) beads are popular for yogis because of their significance to Hindus and energetic effects, it is common to find malas made from wooden or stone beads. Many of them are made for the more traditional use of japa mantra, but incorporate meaning and symbolism from other beliefs. For example, it is popular to wear a mala made of a particular stone so that the wearer benefits from the properties of that stone.

 

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