HOW TO CHOOSE, USE AND CLEAN YOUR MALA BRACELETS?

 In simple terms, the pearls of the Malas bracelets are stones traditionally used in prayer and meditation. More than just jewels, malas are powerful and culturally rich meditation tools. No need to be religious or have a spiritual practice to wear pearls of mala. You can simply wear them to remind your personal intention or to seek a mind, body and a calmer mind.

 Whether you are looking for your first mala or want to deepen your relationship with your existing room, you will find below some recommendations for mala to Create Calmness by using our Intention Mala Prayer Beads.

 
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR MALA

It is important to know that a mala represents something different for each person. It can be a meditation tool, a reminder of an intention, a piece that inspires you or a beautiful manifestation of a feeling. Whatever it means to you, stay open minded and do not judge and compare. Embrace your call and let it guide you in your choice. Although there is no wrong way to choose your mala Made in the USA and Bali, we have some questions to help you on your journey.
 
WHAT ARE YOU FOR?

We often tell people, "The mala that attracts you in the first place is the one you're supposed to have." It can really be so simple. Do not resist the ease. Kiss her. Allow yourself to be guided by your heart.
 
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MANIFEST?

All our pearls of mala carry their own intention. When looking for your perfect pearls, we recommend you ask "What is my intention? What am I trying to manifest? Am I trying to cultivate more love in my life?  More abundance?  More strength? "Use the answers to gently feed your decision.
 
ARE YOU GOING TO MEDITATE, MANIPULATE OR BOTH?

Will you use beads for meditation? Or do you just want a daily reminder of your intentions? If you are specifically looking for meditation, it's wonderful! All bracelets with 108 pearls will help you practice japa meditation (repetition of your mantra with each pearl of mala) and totaling 108 pearls.
 
HOW TO USE YOUR MALA BEADS

Mala beads are important supports for peace and enlightenment. Traditionally, pearls have been used in prayer and meditation. If you choose to meditate on your mala, you will probably use a mantra. A mantra is a word, a sound or a phrase repeated to facilitate your concentration. It can be as simple as the word "love", something for which you are grateful, or a Sanskrit expression such as "om shanti, shanti, shanti" which represents all-encompassing peace.

To count your mantras, hold your mala in your hand and turn each pearl with your thumb and middle finger. The index is thought to represent "the ego" and it is not recommended to return the pearls.

By going around your mala, you will eventually reach the pearl of the guru, the pearl hanging from the mala. This signals a time for reflection. You can reflect on your meditation practice, thank your mantra, honor your guru or show you a moment of gratitude for slowing down your thinking. Never continue on the guru's pearl. Instead, turn around and continue in the opposite direction.

It is widely accepted that when one uses a mala for meditation and does it all around, he will regain enlightenment. If you choose to meditate on your mala, be patient and kind to yourself. Your mind will surely wander. Bringing your attention back to your mantra and your pearls is the practice of mindfulness. Do it with kindness and without judgment.
 
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR MALA BEADS

Your pearls of mala protect you, guide you and serve as a constant reminder of the divinity within you. Activating your mala is a wonderful way to connect the pearls to your energy and your intention.
 
CEREMONY OF SETTING THE INTENT 

Create a calm space and find yourself in a comfortable sitting posture. Light a candle or your favorite incense. If you want to wash your mala first, you can do it in pure water with flowers. Close your eyes and start to stretch your breath. Breathe. With a clear and calm mind, declare your intention to the pearls, moving each pearl between your fingers. (Note: we recommend that you avoid using your index because it represents the ego.)

Visualize yourself by finding peace of mind and inner calm. A traditional mantra to activate and capture the energy of your new rudraksha mala is "Om HrimNamahShivaya Om". Sing this mantra at least three times. Sit for at least five minutes to seal the energy link.
 
CLEAN YOUR MALA

Once you have activated your mala beads, you can clean and clean them from time to time. Beads are thought to absorb and store energy. Therefore, depending on your preferences, you may want to clean your mala beads from time to time. We recommend that you do not lend or share your malas with other people so you do not transfer any energy. If this happens, you may want to clean your mala. You can choose this method in different ways. Here are some of our favorite methods to clean ours:
  • Place your mala in the sun or moonlight.
  • White sage burn on your mala.
  • Place your mala in a singing bowl and ring the edges, or tap to the side to bring some sound into the bowl. 
KEEP YOUR CLEAN MALA 

With regular use, you may also want to clean your mala from time to time. You can do this by placing the mala in lukewarm water. You can also add a mild soap if you wish. Soak the pearls for a while (some suggest leaving them overnight). Use a delicate brush to rub the beads. Let dry completely. After cleaning, you can also brush your mala with coconut oil or sandalwood. The oil will make the beads resistant and will not dry. If your mala is well liked, you may also want to refresh the glans. One way to do this is to wet the glans and gently pass a small comb in the strands. Free Mala Bags are available for the Mala safety.

THE KARMIQUE CYCLE OF A BROKEN MALA

A broken mala is supposed to symbolize a broken cycle that is to say that you no longer "need" this mala. It is a sign of introducing new intentions into your life, because the ones you currently have no longer serve you. We like to honor the publication of an intention and help you make the transition.
 
Even if a broken mala can be sad, it is also a great opportunity to think and ask yourself what new intention you are looking for and what you want to manifest. Maybe it's time to send your love in a new direction and believe that it will take you to a bigger and better place?
 
Regardless of what your mala looks like, these culturally rich symbols are a wonderful way to integrate intention and awareness into your life. Breathe and savor this trip, it will be a magnificent ride.
 

 

 
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