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What are Mala Beads?


A Mala Necklace is like a rosary of the Hindu and Buddhist tradition that is used for prayer and meditation. It is worn around the neck and is believed to protect the wearer from negative energy and promote a contemplative mind. 

For meditation a mala of 108 beads is held in the right hand and with eyes closed a mantra is repeated mentally while the beads are turned, one after another, (here's how to use them) holding one for as long as it takes to repeat the mantra. This is said to take one deeply inward, beyond the 'noise' of the mind and the 'distraction' of the senses. 

During Prayer the beads are often held between the palms to promote the flow of energy into them, and thus render the Mala necklace more powerful and healing. In some cases a mala is used to bless others, merely by it's touch, and is often given by a spiritual master to a student. It's the tradition in India that when taking initiation from a Guru, he / she will empower the mala and place it around the disciples neck, it henceforth becomes the daily aid for meditation.

Very often the Mala Beads of a holy person become a heirloom and remain in a sanctified place of worship in their honour, or are buried with them. In a family the mala beads have been known to remain for generations in the care of the elders. It is believed Rudraksha are powerful seeds, used to warn off any kind of negative energy and protect the family while creating an ambience of harmony in the home. 

Traditionally a mala was made of Rudraksha, Sandalwood, Tulsi, or Pure Clear Quartz, in most cases it was very simple. Now we can find a variety of beautiful combinations that provide support and benefit for our modern daily life and the stresses we encounter. For a Yoga practitioner Rudraksha and Clear Quartz are the most valuable, known to enhance and support Spiritual development. Pearl and coral are also considered very important.

If you are unsure which mala to choose, and you are practicing meditation we recommend beginning with 'Yoga', 'Dharma' or any 'Rudraksha' mala, the rest speak for themselves and will speak to you to as you browse through our collections of authentic Yoga and Malas.

We wish you happiness, inner prosperity and spiritual development, lifelong.  

OM SHIVOHAM

 



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