Mala beads are more than just accessories. They’re meditation tools that have been used for thousands of years. They encourage us to pause, breathe and realign with our deepest intentions. They motivate us to invest in moments of self-care and compassion. They’re our spiritual forget-me-nots. But they’re also beautiful. One of the questions we get asked most is how to choose a mala. Choosing by intention is a great way to get started, but there are many other factors you should consider when choosing a mala.
It is just as important to choose a mala that you are visually and aesthetically drawn to. The things we find beautiful are just as important in our healing as what they are meant for – whether it is art, a beautiful beach or a set of mala beads.
Here are several factors that you should be mindful of when choosing mala beads:
Things that you are attracted to are integral in your healing whether it is a beautiful landscape, a cute animal or a gorgeous mala. Surrounding yourself with beautiful and uplifting things is powerful.
What is your favourite colour? What colour of clothing do you wear often. You want to choose a mala that you will use and wear often so choose something that you can see being a staple.
Find a mala with a shape that you connect with. Ever heard of sacred geometry? Choose something that you are drawn to.
What do you want to create in your life? What are you working on? What do you want? What are you struggling with. Ask yourself these questions and see if they guide to what you want to create as your intention.
Every crystal we use in our mala beads as its own individual energy. Make sure that this energy aligns with your intention! A lot of malas will assist everyone on some level – see if you can find something that you connect with individually.
What was the first mala you were orginally drawn to? – This is most likely the perfect mala for you!
Choosing a mala is a combination of all of these factors – most importantly follow your intuition and follow your heart.
Get intentional + good luck! We hope you find your match.