Mala Length: 38" Tassel Length: 3"
A Mala is a simple, sacred and effective meditative tool for prayer and reflection. Traditionally consisting of 108 beads, it can help to amplify intention, reduce stress and enhance wisdom, patience and health. You can use a mala with or without a mantra. Always start with the bead next to the Guru (the biggest) bead at the beginning of the mala. Then move each bead with the thumb towards the body over the meridian point located on the side of each finger, between the tip of the finger and the first knuckle. Thus, the Guru bead descends and eventually ascends to be the last bead of your meditation. As you hold the Guru bead, repeat your mantra and make a prayer.
Gemstones in this piece:
Garnet: Known as the stone of love and commitment, Garnet is said to inspire romantic love, passion and devotion. Garnet also helps to open the heart as it bestows self-confidence by removing the inhibitions that block one from realizing his or her full potential. Said to also stimulate creativity, Garnet assists in bringing in positive thoughts as well as boosting energy.
Hematite: Known as a “stone for the mind”, Hematite brings incredible grounding and calm while helping one to focus and organize the mind. Hematite facilitates the balancing of yin/yang energies, utilizing its magnetic qualities to balance the meridians as well as providing a stable equilibrium for the nervous system.
Herkimer Diamond: A stone of attunement, Herkimer Diamond clears all chakras (energy centers in the body), thus allowing the body to be an open channel for spiritual energy to flow.
Bodhi Seed: Bodhi seeds have a sacred meaning throughout Buddhism, as it was under the Bodhi tree that the Buddha first achieved enlightenment.