Deep Breath Mala
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).
The Deep Breath Mala helps us return to the breath and reset when life's anxieties and stresses creep up. Calming Howlite soothes the nerves while healing Amethyst brings your back to the present moment and Crystal Quarts inspires positivity & healing.
To soothe one's should and assist in maintaining positivity and presence. To help reset from stressful experiences.
- Howlite: Howlite is a wonder stone for calming upset states of mind and emotion. Howlite decreases an overly critical state of mind, selfishness, stress, and anxiety, bringing calm and relaxation.
- Amethyst: Balances the Crown Chakra. Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to promote calm, balance, and peace.
- Crystal Quartz: 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.
108 beads at 8mm each. Hangs 47cm long (57cm including tassel). One big thing that sets us apart from most, if not all, other mala beads is that we only create 100% vegan pieces. This means we do not use silk, coral, pearls, shells, or any other type of animal product in the making of our malas. While this means our tassels may not be as buttery soft as others, we stand firmly behind our decision to be animal friendly.
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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