FAQs

 

How are the malas blessed?

Pure Rudraksha seeds are by their own nature blessed, they are, after all the tears (Akasha) of Shiva (Rudra), so they come directly from the Source energy that we are longing to unite with. Shivoham was begun on the banks of Priyag Raj, the holy confluence of the three major spiritual rivers in India during the Kumbha Mela and by the inspiration of Vishwaguruji. To bring this energy throughout the world, several years later in Haridwar at another Kumbha Mela the first crystal and Rudraksha Malas were designed. Each of our seeds hold the potential of the great blessings they originated with and as we unfold with them, we experience that potent blessing. Today, as we receive each bead that has been carefully selected, cleaned and treated with reverence we keep it in a shrine of prayer and mantra, a spiritual centre where the energy supports it’s growing power and its ability to heal and transform. When you receive your mala you may like to perform your own blessing or puja ceremony. This can be as simple as repeating the mantra you receive with the mala, lighting some incense and a candle and sitting for some time in a quiet space.  

 

So.……Which one is right for me?

The truth is probably a lot of them. Especially if you like crystals and Rudraksha. To make a decision though it’s important to approach it from a neutral standpoint, like you do in meditation. In the same way you observe your thoughts, come and view the website. Even if this means leaving it for a couple of hours or even days. When you go to the collections page you looking at, for example womens malas there will be one that will speak to both your heart and your eyes, there will be a natural pull towards it. Later (or instantly) your mind might disagree with your intuition but this is just the reason you want a mala - to listen more intuitively …… so start with this. If your finding it difficult send us an email or ask a question through the online chat, let us know what your needing. 

There is a plethora of information about each crystal that we cannot include in each description, so let your intuition talk to you and do some more research into crystals if you need to. Also look at the gems that strengthen your weaknesses, rather than ones that enhance the qualities you already have (you’ve got that sorted). This will bring you a sense of balance, stability and peace.  

 

Can i wear it all the time? 

Or is it too special 

It’s recommended to wear your mala as much as possible although try to avoid getting it wet. If your going to a party or a club it’s advisable to leave it at home. A mala will pick up energy from the vibrations around you, and even more so it will store the the energy you emit. When you meditate, practice Yoga or other disciplines and consciously live your life, you will take caution to keep your thoughts positively focused and your environments harmonious, this is not quite as easy when people around you are drinking and taking drugs. It’s important to remember your mala is a tool for your spiritual evolution. It’s likely that by wearing it you’ll be less drawn to spend time in environments that are not conducive to your spiritual practices, consider this a blessing, as your energy will continue to strengthen and you’ll find new groups and friends with whom you have a lot more in common, and who can also offer you more positive reinforcement.  

 

How should I keep my Mala when I’m not wearing it?

As a mala is a sacred item it’s best kept in a safe and sanctified place, leave it on your altar or create a special spot with a candle and some items of spiritual significance to you. If you don’t have such a place then keep it in it’s back next to your bed. Try to be conscious about where you leave it, imagining that it will draw energy from where it’s placed, and also give energy. Do what you can to keep it clean, dry and somewhere it won’t get lost. This is often teh natural feeling anyway, but just be careful not to leave it in a place it’s likely to be moved around or played with my an animal or children, which is often the case as they are attracted to positive energy. Your mala is a sanctified piece of jewelry and as much as we love or family, including pets this is an item that best kept within your own energy to get the most benefit from it. Buy a nice cloth is you don’t have one and place it on that every time you take it off, or hang it over a picture of a saint an feel the mala become more activated. Likewise the more you use and wear it the more powerful it will become. 

  

What’s special about the Rudraksha Seeds?

Studies have been done and there is growing research that Rudraksha considerably lowers stress, increases blood circulation, produces a positive flow of energy which dissipates depression and keeps the body active. Many who have worn the seeds for decades say they increase mental clarity, perception, peace of mind and offer a protective shield against negative influences. For thousands of years in India, yogis have worn Rudraksha Beads to assist them in experiencing deep tranquility and concentration, vital for meditation. 

In recent times Rudraksha has seen a global appeal, far beyond the use of mystics and sages, now many business people purchase and wear them everyday to promote harmony and health, students are also using them for clarity while studying. Best worn against the chest, they can, almost immediately lower blood pressure, calm the nerves and bring peace of mind. 

“One of the best known research papers was published by Dr. Suhas Roy of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in Banaras, India confirmed that the healing powers of Rudraksha beads flow from their electro-magnetic properties. When Rudraksha beads are placed over the heart, they act to stabilize the heart beat. Similar to magnets, the beads work on the principle of Dynamic Polarity. Blood circulation and heart beat automatically induce a magnetic field around the body and particularly the heart region. Depending on the polarity and intensity of this induced magnetic field, Rudraksha beads transmit subtle electrical and inductive impulses with opposing polarity and intensity. According, a proportionate balancing force is exerted on the heart to regulate it, this action helps to ensure ideal blood circulation in the body.

The human body is a complex bio-electronic circuit comprised of the Central Nervous System and the organs and functions it regulates. Streamlined blood flow has a powerful rejuvenating impact on this circuit and serves to prevent stress-related disorders caused by the damaging effects of excess energy on neurons and neurotransmitters. In essence, Rudraksha beads help bring about the well-known "relaxation response" which is the ultimate goal of meditation, yoga, tai chi, biofeedback, and countless other Alternative Medicine methodologies”.

 

How do I Purify the Rudraksha beads?

You can soak your mala (not the tassle or silver) in melted ghee for 24 hours. You may need to heat the ghee slightly so it is liquid when you take the mala out and dry any excess ghee off with a cloth or paper towel, leave on a window sill in sun to dry completely for 1 - 2 days. A good time to do this process is on the full moon - for purification.

To care for the beads sometimes we also use Almond oil, on your hands rub the oil and beads between your palms, allowing the oil to soak into each part of the seed. This keeps the Rudrakhsa in excellent condition and looking good.

If you want to do a full ceremony, after soaking the mala in ghee you may pour a little milk mixed with a teaspoon of honey and tablespoon of yogurt over the beads and rinse with enough warm water, use a sacred vessel for this as it is a process of worship and reverence towards rather than purification so it's up to you how much you would like to do. While doing this ceremony (abhishek) you can repeat Mahamritunjaya Mantra, which we send with each Rudrakhsa Meditation Mala.  

May your Meditation be Blessed and Divine.

 

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