What are Mala Beads?

Mala beads are a strand of beads typically used in meditation, intention setting, and prayer. Traditionally, a Mala is made out of 108 beads using either gemstones, sandalwood, bodhi seeds, or other wooden beads. A mantra, intention, or prayer is repeated once for each one of the 108 beads on the strand. These beads can also be left with a prayer or an intention on a shrine, or with the picture of a loved one who the prayer is dedicated to. You may use one mala for different intentions, or you may have a different mala for each different prayer or intention. 

There are different styles of traditional mala. Some have what are called 'Mindfulness Beads' which are of a different size and texture then the others and are not counted as part of the 108 beads, while others have only the 108. They may have a tassel, a charm, or a pendant depending on preference. Each mala has a Guru bead which is not counted as part of the 108. The different styles do not play into the effect of the mala, and are more of a preference then any thing else.

The 'Guru Bead' as it is called, is the final bead on the strand and is not counted in the 108 repitions. This bead allows you to know when you have reached your 108 repititions, but also is designed to signify the relationship between the teacher and student. The Guru bead unites our strand of beads into something that has meaning and unity, much the way a Guru does in our meditation or yoga practice. 


What makes our Mala Beads special?

We offer many different styles and types of mala, but each and every one is handmade with intentions of love and happiness towards it's future owner. There are many ways to string a mala, but traditionally each bead is supposed to be knotted into it's place. This lends a sense of structure and holding power to the role each bead plays in your intentions and prayers. Many modern malas skip this traditional step and merely string the 108 beads onto a string one after another in an effort to save time and money on their creation. A traditionally knotted mala takes a much bigger commitment with much more time and care going into its creation. It has a more beautiful look when finished, and if you ever use it to the point of wearing it out and breaking your cord, the beads will not fly everywhere! You will not end up losing all of the great work you've put into your prayers. Your beads will be safe as will the intentions you have put into them!


How to use a Mala

Find a comfortable seated position in a quiet space where you will not be disturbed. Take your Mala into your hands, or hold it close to your heart and decide your intention, prayer, or mantra. You are welcome to pick one and stick with it each time, or you can decide what it is you need in your life for that day. For example, if your having a stressful crazy day, maybe your intention is simply something like 'Inner Peace.' Maybe you would like to use a mantra or any other kind of prayer. There is no limititation to what your intention could be!

Once you've brought your intention into your mind, begin at the Guru bead and move one bead over on the strand of 108. Feel each bead in your fingers and repeat your intention or prayer as you feel each bead before moving on to the next. If your mala has Mindfulness Beads, these are not included in the 108 repitions and you just skip past them. They are traditionally inserted as a mental check in. Are you just speeding through mindlessly repeating your intentions, or are you paying attention and breathing life into each one? The mindfulness bead is your reminder to stay present with your meditation. Once you feel the Guru Bead come back into your fingers you are finished and can place your mala around your neck or back on your shrine to carry those intentions forward throughout your day.

If you would like to dedicate your Mala to someone else (a loved one, a friend in need, or anyone else), then you would keep your mala with a picture of that person and dedicate your intentions to that person before you begin. Healing intentions from a friend or loved one can go a long way is supporting recovery!

 


Malas For Sale:


Dream Mala

The beads in this mala are all geniune gemstones including Amazonite, Turquoise, Dark Blue Jade, Blue Sandstone, Sky Jade, and cracked Quartz. (The jade beads are made from white jade which has been color enhanced to allow the beautiful blue tones). This mala uses mindfullness beads in it's design, which are the small silver and cracked quartz beads at 3 intervals around the mala. The mala is finished with a beautiful lotus encased Lapis Lazuli Guru Bead with an Om Charm.

Price:  $75.00 (plus tax)

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India Mala

This mala is a selection of beads commonly referred to as India Agates. It is actually a collection of natural Dark and Light Green Jades, Green Agates, Moss Agates, and Fire Agates. This mala uses mindfullness beads in it's design, which are the small brass and wooden beads at 3 intervals around the mala. The mala is finished with a round wooden Guru Bead and Om Charm.

Price:  $75.00 (plus tax)

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Item # :  00002

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Rose Mala

This soft and feminine mala is made of natural gemstone beads featuring Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Amazonite, Cracked Quartz, and Muliti Color Hematite. Its mindfulness beads and guru beads use a combination of silver and hematite with an Om Charm to finish it all off. 

Price:  $75.00 (plus tax)

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Item # :  00003

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Surf Mala

This beautiful mala is a selection of matte finished White Alabaster, Blue Turquoise, and Bodhi Seeds. Bodhi Seeds are actually seeds from the the Bodhi Tree, which the kind of tree the Buddha is said to have been meditation under in the moment where he reached enlightenment. The mindfulness beads are made of a yellow Dragon's Vein Agate with wood, giving a natural and vibrant look. The Guru Bead is made from Yellow Jasper and Wood with a brass Om Charm.

Price:  $75.00 (plus tax)

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Item # :  00004

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Intuition Mala

This stunning mala is made of geniune gemstones. The primary stones on the mala are Russian Amethyst, with Rice Spot Jasper and Spiderweb Agates adding some beautiful highlights. The mindfulness beads and Guru Bead are made of silver and Cracked Quartz with an Om Charm to finish it off. 

Price:  $85.00 (plus tax)

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Item # :  00005

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Grounding Mala

This mala is made of Dark Red Garnet with Black Lava, Golden Sandstone, and Yellow Dragon's Vein Agate. The mindfulness beads are comprised of Canadian Jade and brass, with a stunning Green Jade Guru Bead. We have finished this one off with a traditional tassel of black and dark tan. 

Price:  $75.00 (plus tax)

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Item # :  00006

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Foundation Mala

This earthy mala is a combination of Picasso Jasper, Golden Sandstone, and Woodgrain Jasper. The Mindfulness beads and Guru bead are a combination of wood and brass with a beautiful Om Charm. 

Price:  $75.00 (plus tax)

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Item # :  00007

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Creation Mala

This sparkly mala is made with its main gemstone of Golden Sandstone. Although the picture doesn't do it justice, this one will shine with tiny sparkles each time you take it in the sun or direct light. It is paired with Blue Turquiose, Woodgrain Jasper and Wooden Beads. The mindfulness beads and Guru Bead are made of Black Lava and brass. If you're into aromatherapy, keep in mind that Black Lava is a great stone for holding essential oils as it is so porous. Just drop a few drops of your favorite essential oil onto the Guru Bead and enjoy even more benefits from this Mala!

Price:  $75.00 (plus tax)

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Item # :  00008

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Happiness Mala

This vibrant and colorful mala is made up a variety of Striped Agates in blue, green, pink, orange, and purple. The mindfulness beads are White Moonstone with decorative silver beads. The Guru Bead is a beautiful silver worked heart shaped bead, finished off with a traditional and sleek tassel. 

Price:  $75.00 (plus tax)

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Item # :  00009

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Serenity Mala

This mala is a combination of Lapis Chrysocolla, Labradorite, Nephryte Jade, and Blue Sandstone. The Mindfulness and spacer beads are made of wood and brass with a beuatiful Om Charm to finish it off.

Price:  $75.00 (plus tax)

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India Mala 2

This mala is a selection of beads commonly referred to as India Agates. It is actually a collection of natural Dark and Light Green Jades, Green Agates, Moss Agates, and Fire Agates. This mala uses mindfullness beads in it's design, which are the small brass and Frosted Quartz beadss at 3 intervals around the mala. The mala is finished with a Frosted Quartz Guru Bead and Om Charm.

Price:  $75.00 (plus tax)

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Item # :  00011

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Sunshine Mala

This vibrant Mala has a wide variety of stunning mixed beads including Snowflake Obsidian, Nephryte Jade, Sky Jade, Blue and Orange Striped Agates, and Russian Amethyst. The mindfulness and Guru Beads are a combination of brass and Frosted Quartz beads with an Om Charm.

Price:  $75.00 (plus tax)

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Item # :  00012

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Strength Mala

This grounding and earthy combination is a collection of Picasso Jasper, Dragon's Vein Agates, Brazilian Topaz, Carnelian, and Garnet. The mindfulness beads and Guru bead are a combination of wood and brass with an Om Charm pendant.

Price:  $75.00 (plus tax)

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Item # :  00012

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