About Our Malas:
Each of our mala beads are designed and crafted with love and devotion by Courtney by hand, with high quality materials.
We believe that a beautiful life is built on simplicity, and our mala beads reflect that belief. They're 100% authentic, made with 108 or 54 beads (plus a guru bead), and are 100% vegan. Our design focus is "simple but elegant". We want you to be able to sit down with your mala and use it for meditation effortlessly, but also feel comfortable wearing it in your daily life if you so choose.
We hope you love our mala beads as much as we love making them.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are Mala Beads?
Mala beads a strand of beads, traditionally used for counting during mantra meditations. Malas have been used since at least the 10th century as a meditation aid. Many people choose to use their mala in contexts outside of seated meditation. Wearing a mala as a bracelet or necklace is common. This helps keep your affirmations or intentions with you throughout the day. Whichever way you choose to use your mala, mala beads can be a representative object of your intentions or affirmations and are powerful for helping focus the mind on that which you most hope to develop through your yoga and meditation practice.
What is the significance of 108 beads?
The number 108 is sacred in many different ways - for all of the different, and very neat, ways it is significant check out this page. Our Favourite is regarding the heart chakra: The chakras are the intersections of energy lines, and there are said to be a total of 108 energy lines converging to form the heart chakra. One of them, sushumna leads to the crown chakra, and is said to be the path to Self-realization.
How do I use my Mala Beads?
Once you have chosen a mantra, affirmation, or intention, using your mala beads is simple. Find a quiet place where you're the least likely to be interrupted, sit down in a comfortable position (the stereotypical cross-legged, straight back position is not necessary), and starting with the bead just above the guru, recite your mantra, affirmation or intention with each bead, working in a clockwise direction. It's important to hold the beads between your thumb and middle finger, not using your index finger to turn each bead. Your index finger symbolizes one's ego, and the ego is what prevents us from reaching enlightenment.
How do I choose a Mala?
Choosing a mala can be a difficult, overwhelming task with all the amazing options out there. Our best suggestion is to choose mala beads that call to you. You may find yourself drawn to more than one and that's okay - the benefits of the gemstones on each may be of benefit to you right now. In the end, there is no right or wrong mala for you, and no right or wrong way to choose one you love.
How do I cleanse my Mala Beads?
Because mala beads absorb and transmute energy, they need to be cleansed often. The easiest way to do so is by letting them sit in sunlight or moonlight. During the new and full moon is a great time to cleanse your beads, and very easy, since it can be done while you sleep. Simply lay your beads out in a spot they'll be exposed to moonlight (or sunlight, if you prefer to cleanse them during the day).
Happy Sunshine Stone
Sunny Citrine is one of the only gemstones that dispels and dissipates most any and all negative energy, yet never requires cleansing or clearing. Emitting a warm energy that promotes joy and optimism, it attracts abundance as well, warding off depression, stress and general unhappiness.
Citrine has been commonly known by the names “Success Stone”, “Abundance Stone”, and “Merchants Stone”, told in lore to promote success and abundance specifically in business and commerce. If placed where one conducts business or in the ‘Wealth Corner’ of one’s home, it is said to not only acquire positive wealth, but the ability to maintain it as well.
Citrine enhances the whole body’s healing energy, opening the conscious mind to intuition, and directing creative energy into the open mind. It is said to help one adjust and adapt to changes and to process those changes, feeling confident and secure in the process. It’s warm radiating energy may aid in voice projection, which also helps to boost one’s self esteem.
Protective and promote a spiritual awareness when worn.
The scent of Sandalwood is said to bring you closer to the divine. It attracts positive energy, its soothing aroma is used to support meditation, spirituality and calms the mind. Sandalwood stimulates the base Chakra - believed to enhance trust and self-identity. Sandalwood raises your energetic vibrations to a higher and more intense level of spirituality.
The Master Healer
Crystal Quartz is the ultimate “anything-stone”, as it radiates all the color vibrations within the spectrum of light and thus can be utilized and programmed for any use which bring light and energy into our spiritual bodies. A “stone of the mind”, Quartz can be used to imprint with any energy or information, and help to focus the mind, aid in concentration, and enhance mental ability.
Crystal Quartz is a power stone that harmonizes and balances. It enhances energy and thoughts, and purifies the spiritual, mental, and physical. It is also a powerfully protective stone, bringing the purified energy in.
Clear Quartz, as opposed to colored Quartz, is associated with the 7th, Crown Chakra, but has an enlightening effect on all chakras. It brings clarity and amplifies the energy and the aura. It is a particularly good stone to use in combination as it opens up all the chakras to assist in relaxation. It also will help to temper the overpowering energy that some stones may emit during meditation, which will in turn create a much more harmonious mediation space.
Bracelet Sizing Chart
Our Wrist Malas are made with 8mm gemstone & wood beads.
For best fit, measure your wrist just under the base of your hand, and add half an inch. This ensures a little bit of wiggle room to stack em high, and helps prevent breakage.
Measurements are approximate. If you need a different size, let us know in the notes section of the checkout and we'll make a custom size for you.
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