Mala Necklaces are not only a beautiful piece of jewelry used to adorn your neck, they are also a healing, high vibing instrument that can be used for mindfulness, meditation, and self-care!
All mala necklaces are made with 108 beads, which are individually hand tied with a guru bead (larger bead or gemstone in the center). I also offer mala bracelets that are made on a sturdy stretch cord with 27 beads with the option to add a charm or two! All mala bracelets can be sent to your home as a DIY kit, upon request. These kits are a fun, easy and quick activity at your next gathering.
All Mala's are made to order and can be fully customized to meet your needs.
Contact me today to get your mala necklace or bracelet started!
Once you receive your mala necklace you will want to cleanse it and set an intention before wearing. Please note that I have cleansed and blessed your mala prior to shipping, however, you may want to due a quick cleanse with smoke.
Your intention can be anything! It can be inspired by the gemstones within your mala or it can be a manifestation of what your heart, soul, and mind needs or wants. Start by writing out your intention/ideas to help solidify it in your mind.
Grab a candle or your favorite incense...sage or palo santo and find a quiet space. Take a comfortable seat and light your candle or favorite incense.
Find your breath, clear your mind, and start to lengthen each breath. Take 3-5 breaths in and out, dialing into the moment. While holding your mala state your intention to the beads, moving each bead through your fingers, avoid using your pointer fingers. *the index "pointer" finger is thought to symbolize the "ego" and is not recommended to turn the beads. Repeat your intention as many times as needed, whatever feels right to you. Give yourself at least five minutes to allow your intention and connection to your mala to bond.
Mala beads absorb your energy and the energy of others as well as situations around you. Cleansing your mala from time to time will help to keep your energy vibing positive.
•Place your mala out in the sunlight (indirect sunlight for 30 minutes) or moonlight. Full moon beams are the most potent. Place a towel or blanket on a table or chair and lay your mala out on it overnight in a safe outdoor space.
•Place your mala near some of your favorite gemstones to transfer their holistic energies.
•Burning white sage or Palo Santo over your mala helps cleanse and remove negativity.
•If you have a singing bowl you can place your mala inside the bowl. Ring the edges or tap the side of the bowl to bring sound to your mala.
Add a few drops of mild dish soap in a bowl of room temperature water and soak your mala for no longer than 5 minutes. Keep the mala's tassel (if it has one) out of the water. Use an incredibly soft toothbrush to brush the beads gently or use a lint-free cotton cloth to wipe the beads. Carefully rinse the beads with water and pat to dry with a clean towel. Place your mala on a towel in a warm area to dry. Wood and seed beads may need several days to be completely dry.
Wear your mala around your neck either over your clothes or against your chest allowing the healing energetic properties of each bead to soak into your being.
Avoid the following: exposing your mala to excessive sweat, sunlight, perfumes, or other chemicals. Avoid wearing your mala while exercising, showering/bathing or while swimming, sleeping, or during any activity where it could get snagged/pulled. Avoid wrapping the mala around your wrist, as it can shorten the life of your mala cord.
Gemstone/crystal beads are fragile and can break or chip if dropped or exposed to extreme pressures or temps.
Malas are commonly used in prayer and meditation as they are powerful tools. You can use your mala during meditation in a couple different ways...recite a mantra or focus your attention on your breathing (inhale and exhale one cycle per bead focusing fully on the breath) or both!!
Mantra meditation: A mantra is a word, sound, or phrase repeated to aid in your concentration. It can be as simple as the word "love", "family", "light", "universe" or a phrase "I release fear and anger", "I am enough" or state something you are thankful for, or a Sanskrit phrase such as "om shanti, shanti, shanti" which symbolizes all-encompassing peace.
~I like to combine my mantra and my breathing by inhaling and saying my word/phrase to myself and on the exhale, I repeat my word/phrase.
Begin by holding your mala in your dominant hand and turn each bead with your thumb and middle finger as you repeat your word/phrase. *the index finger is thought to symbolize the "ego" and is not recommended to turn the beads. Use your left hand if needed to slowly roll to the next bead.
Make your way around your mala to reach the guru bead-the larger bead in the middle. It is time for reflection! Pause and reflect on your meditation practice, give thanks to your mantra/guru and to yourself for taking the time to be mindful and meditate.
Never continue over/past the guru bead, turn around and continue in the opposite direction.
Tips: Be patient and kind to yourself, hold judgements and know it is 100% normal for your mind to wander. Once you realize you are lost in thought bring your attention back to your breath or mantra or both. This is a practice of mindfulness. Be kind and loving to yourself!
Never place your mala on the ground/floor as it is believed to be disrespectful and can lead to negative energies entering your mala.
When you are not wearing your mala, store it in the pouch it was shipped in or in a place where it will be safe (top of a dresser, bookshelf, nightstand).
It is natural for a mala to break at some point. When a mala breaks assuming it was not due to force or accident it symbolizes a new beginning, or a broken cycle and is symbolic of a fulfilled intention. It is time to pick a new mala and intention. However, should you find that you are not ready to part with your mala please contact me, I am happy to restring it for you.