HOW TO CHOOSE
and use your
Meditation and mantra practice has been used as a powerful tool for centuries to calm, regroup, heal and spiritually evolve into our best selves. First, start by choosing a Mala that feels best to you. You can choose by Healing Property or Birthstone, or use our birthday numerology calculator to choose the right healing prayer beads for you. You can also choose by the type of meditation mantra practice that you may have started. For peaceful mantra meditation practices, you can choose crystal or lapis. Bone and Rudraksha are used often for wrathful practices. If you are doing prostrations, Bodhi, Sandalwood or Rosewood work well. Most beads are full sized, standard 8mm. In general, go with what inspires… Let your mala choose you!
CHOOSE YOUR MALA
WITH OUR GEMSTONE calculator
1. type in your birth-date and find your perfect stone, or one that we carry that has similar properties.
2. Search for your perfect stone mala! OR:
Below are the major corresponding numerological gemstones and additional substitute gemstones that carry the same energies, which you may choose for the numbers calculated from your birthdate: (names in Italics indicate stones that are available through our website):
YOUR PLANET AND GEMSTONE(S):
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How to Use a Mala
there are many uses
Mantra is a wonderful addition to any physical yoga practice with many varying benefits. Not only does repetition of sound vibrate and loosen the fascia (tiny muscles) around the head, neck, and shoulder area of the body, it also lengthens the exhale (calming) part of the breath, and provides a calm focus point for the mind. Mantra, added before, during, or after an asana practice, or, it can be integrated across the entire practice!
All mantras have specific meanings, but no matter the unique sounds, any mantra will also promote a physiological response in a practitioner’s body. The lengthening of the exhale and addition of vocal vibrations activate the parasympathetic nervous system, creating a space for the mind to find calm and relaxation.
Your mala beads can be used for:
and the Iching as well as Buddhist prostrations.