“Three things to never leave home without: your keys, birdseed for the birds, and your mala beads to chant through the difficulties.” ~ Sharon Gannon
In case you don’t already know, I have a deep love for jewelry. Chunky jewelry, dainty jewelry, statement jewelry, gold, silver, colourful, minimal, the works.
But what I love more is when I get to wear meaningful jewelry, pieces that when someone compliments it or asks about it I can give a little story to it.
That’s why I was thrilled when I received this beautiful mala from The Mala Queen.
For those who have not been introduced to malas (like me only up until a few years ago), a mala is a string of beads used to count mantras, in sets of 108 repetitions (and thus the mala is made up of 108 beads).
Typically, malas are used in prayer or meditation, and have long been used in Hinduism and Buddhism. However, that’s not to say you have to be religious to use or wear this necklace.
Some simply love to wear them just simply for their beauty, and some love to use them in their prayer or meditation, or as a tool to simply help them relax and unwind.
We live in such a fast paced world and it’s incredibly important to each have a hobby or something, anything to allow us to step back and calm ourselves inside out.
Personally, my yoga practice is my go to. I do gym a few times a week, but in between I take the time to practice yoga, it forces me to just calm the heck down.
You may have seen malas being used within yoga practice, and that’s not surprising as both hold calming qualities, both disciplines going hand in hand.
There are various methods of using the mala beads, and to each their own, so long as you put yourself comfortably in a quite space allowing yourself to focus on your mantra, your intentions.
Malas can be made from various gemstones, and with each holding additional properties.
Now, this particular mala is called the ‘Manifestation Queen‘. Gorgeous name right?! So empowering.
It is made from sandalwood, moonstone, lapis lazuli, and has a stunning pendant and smaller silver beads in sterling silver.
My amazing teenagehood (is that a thing?) friend who started on her own incredible journey over the past couple of years, transforming herself in to the best version of herself, it’s been completely inspiring watching her growth, found herself headed to India on a yoga ashram earlier this year and thus developing her love for the practice.
She designs these beauties over in her hometown Perth, Australia and each mala is handcrafted in Rishikesh, India, meaning these malas hold all the high vibe energy of this particular area.
Each mala brings a different energy, and this one brings the wearer a strong manifestation energy.
I seriously LOVE wearing my mala, it brings me so much (needed) peace.
Do you have/wear a mala necklace? How does it inspire you to feel?