The highest quality Malas
Our malas – long necklaces are hand-knotted, with a knot between each bead and have 108 beads, according to tradition and are of very high quality.
Mala necklaces have been used for meditation for thousands of years. A mala is made of 108 beads. A mantra, or sacred word, is repeated with each bead, thus 108 repetitions. Yogis do this as a form of meditation, to quiet and focus the mind, giving it clarity and awareness. Most of the world’s spiritual traditions such as Buddhism, Sufism, Christianity, etc. have incorporated variations of malas to be used for meditation and prayer. Malas are not only beautiful to look at, they can also help you in your personal development. Maybe you need to change something you are not happy with, set new goals and focus on your health.
Why do malas have 108 beads?
- 108 is a sacred yogi number
- 1 represents the One, the Everything
- 0 represents the Nothingness
- 8 represents the human being
- composed of 5 elements under the influence of 3 cosmic qualities.
Traditionally a mala is used by repeating a mantra (sacred sound) on each bead, in rounds of 108 repetitions.
How to use a Mala
It´s recommended to be worn in close contact with the skin, if not directly on the skin.
Meditating with a mala combines Naad yoga (the recitation of sacred sounds), acupressure, gemstone therapy and a deep meditative practice.
Every finger contains different meridian points that relate to different parts of the brain. The meridian points are located on the sides of each finger between the tip of the finger and the knuckle. As you run the mala over a meridian point, it stimulates that meridian, creating an effect on your brain chemistry.
The properties of the meridian points for each finger are as follows:
- Index Finger – Jupiter Finger: Wisdom. Knowledge. Prosperity.
- Middle Finger – Saturn Finger : Patience.
- Ring Finger – Sun Finger: Health. Vitality. Strengthen the Nervous System.
- Little Finger – Mercury Finger: Communication. Intelligence.
A mala can be used with either hand. Start with the bead next to the Guru bead. Repeat the mantra, then move each bead with the thumb towards the body over the meridian point on the finger. When you reach the Guru bead, recite the mantra, and say a prayer. To begin again, turn the mala around without using your other hand. Move the beads towards you and continue your mantra.