Broken Mala

Broken Mala

Meaning of a broken mala It is normal to be saddened by a broken mala. A broken mala is a broken karmic cycle. It signifies that it is time for reflection and to release the intention associated with your beads. According to some yogis, a broken mala means that you no...
Cleaning your Mala

Cleaning your Mala

Since mala beads store and absorb energies, it is important to clean your mala occasionally. Also, a mala should only be worn or even touched by a single person. Cleaning your mala resets its energetic qualities. Here are a few of the best ways to clean your mala:...
Using your Mala

Using your Mala

Japa meditation cycle – repetition of your mantra 108 times, once per bead 1-Find your intention; 2-Sit comfortably with your eyes closed; 3-Find your breath and empty your mind; 5-Hold mala beads in right hand draped between middle and index fingers 6-Start...
How to Activate your Mala?

How to Activate your Mala?

A ceremony to activate or reactivate your mala allows you to connect to your mala’s intention and energy. Find a quiet space; Sit comfortably; Light incense or a candle; You can wash your mala in pure water with flowers; With your eyes closed find your breath; Empty...
Choosing your Mala

Choosing your Mala

You would like to get yourself a mala, but you are wondering how to chose one.  It could be overwhelming to choose a mala. There are two general guidelines when choosing a mala. 1-Reason for mala: Are you looking for a meditation tool? Specific healing properties? For...
The Anatomy of Your Mala

The Anatomy of Your Mala

Beads A Mala is composed of either 18, 27, 54 or 108 beads (or any multiples of 9, as 9 is a sacred number in yoga). Most Mala necklaces are composed of 108 beads plus the merubead. The number 108 is sacred in Hinduism and has spiritual significance.  The number 1...
Symbols

Symbols

Buddha: Wisdom, teacher and guidance Ganesh: Strength, perseverance and clarity Eye: protection Hamsa: protection, peace, prosperity, happiness and good fortune Infinity: love, connection and karma Long life: longevity and healing Lotus: growth, strength and...
Meanings of Mala

Meanings of Mala

Mala becomes the intention for the practice – prayers, hopes and dreams.   Intention-filled malas Materials, stones and symbols (https://www.silverandsagejewelry.com/pages/stones-symbols) African opal: love, passion and relationships Agate: grounding,...
What is a Yoga Mala?

What is a Yoga Mala?

The word Mālā or Japamālā come from Sanskrit and means meditation garland. Mala, also called prayer or meditation beads, are used for meditation and prayer.  They have been used by hindu and buddhist yogis for prayers and meditation for thousands of years. They are...
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