What Are the Benefits of using Mala Beads?

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In current yogi times, particularly in the United States, mala pieces of jewelry and arm ornaments are expanding in ubiquity. You can discover them available to be purchased at numerous yoga studios, online through strength retailers Tiny Devotions.

Mala Beads are regularly utilized as enrichments, adornments, or during situated contemplation. You may see malas enhancing the wrists, necks, and special stepped areas of reflection lovers and at the highest point of mats of yoga experts. These lovely pieces of jewelry frequently hold exceptional centrality for the conveyor dependent on where they got it, why they picked the stones, and the vitality reverberation they feel with the globules.

Generally a mala—which signifies “festoon”— has 108 beads hung together and one “guru stone” which is bigger than the rest. The mala bead guru stone is utilized as a spot marker for the fingers to feel for the end or the start of the jewelry for reflection or mantra reciting. Some of the time there are extraordinary or distinctive formed globules put after each 27th dot to make it simpler to monitor the mantra. You’ll regularly discover wrist trinkets and ornamental accessories with 54 or 27 beads, half and a fourth of the 108 individually. These days, mala beads are made out of an assortment of materials including wood, seeds, stones, pearls, and gems.

Advantages of Using Mala Beads

A typical method to utilize the mala is to follow a “japa,” or mantra contemplation. The dull recitation of a solitary sound, for example, “om,” a couple of words, for example, “om mani padme murmur,” or a more extended mantra, for example, the Gayatri Mantra, can be quieting and transformative. Regardless of whether you’re reciting unmistakably, murmuring, or rehashing an expression quietly, following the globules of the mala with your fingers can enable you to monitor the japa. “Japa” means “murmuring” in Sanskrit.

Like asking with rosary dabs, thinking with a japa mala has been appeared to help moderate breath and energize prosperity. Rehashing the mantra based on your personal preference diverts the brain from every day fixations and presents constructive idea designs. Comparable gadgets have been utilized for ages in an assortment of profound customs including:

Hinduism

Buddhism

Jainism

Sikhism

Christianity

Islam

Contemplation decidedly influences the cerebrum and temperament and experts report feeling loose, having better centered consideration, and improved mindfulness. Consider the posture Malasana, ordinarily prompted as “Yogi Squat.” The yogi squats and carries the hands to the heart, speaking to a solitary dot on the mala neckband, the yogi is little, individual, and novel. Much the same as every one of the globules that are personally associated with all the others through the string of the mala, the yogi is personally associated with every single other being. This is the token of this posture: however independently we are unique, together we are more grounded.

Malas can be a noteworthy piece of your reflection practice. Here are some one of a kind approaches to utilize a mala:

Blessing a Mala

Buy (or make) a mala and offer it to a friend or family member to recognize an uncommon event like:

Finishing a degree

Completing yoga educator preparing

Birthday

Commemoration

“Because” uncommon treat

Respect Yourself

Set your mala at the highest point of your yoga tangle as a tribute to your aims as you practice yoga asana. You can likewise wear your mala neckband to respect whatever it implies for you, similar to an:

Achievement

Aim

Want

Observe Creativity and Community

Make your very own mala – A simple way of doing this would be to find a Limitless Mala and a Limitless Amplifier from Tiny Devotions that speaks to you:

Pick an extraordinary stone or shading.

Favor your mala with an aim or wish.

Upgrade Your Pranayama Practice

Carry more goal and focus to your pranayama practice by utilizing the dabs as signals for relaxing:

Locate an agreeable seat.

Hold the mala in one hand and let it dangle effectively.

Contact the guru stone with your contrary hand.

As you move your fingers to the following bead, breathe in and out with intention.

Each stone gets its very own breathe in and breathe out.

Proceed until you feel the guru stone once more.

What is Sacred Geometry and how can you benefit from it?

The term ‘Geometry’ has its origin from two Greek words: Geos, which mean Earth and Metron, which means ‘to measure.’ The two words together literally mean ‘measuring the earth’ or ‘earthly measurements.’ Measuring the earth was an art that was traditionally restricted to the priesthood.

Sacred geometry has been around across the ages, beginning with the Minoans, the Egyptians, Sumerians, Hindus, Chinese, Phoenicians, and the Greeks who offered it to the public.

Sacred geometry refers to the various shapes and forms that were traditionally used in architecture, art, and meditation through the centuries. They are the same forms and shapes that are found in natural organisms.

To many people, sacred geometry seems to be esoteric but it is important to understand the same as they could help us view our world, which could be useful in our own life.

In ancient cultures, there was the recognition that various patterns or geometric shapes appear repeatedly throughout nature such as the spiral shell of snails and the hexagonal honeycombs. These common shapes and patterns that can be seen in nature are referred to as sacred geometry. Sacred geometry may be broken down further in mathematical formulas and symbols that form the building blocks of everything in the universe.

This ancient theory is supported by modern science because the molecular shapes form the basis of life, the same shapes that are identified by ancient cultures.

It is believed that the construction of sacred structures, such as mosques, temples, monuments, megaliths, and churches; sacred spaces such as tabernacles or altars; historical buildings, such as the pyramids of Egypt, the Parthenon in Greece, and the temples found throughout South and Central America; meeting places; and the creation of religious arts and iconography. Sacred geometry in arts may be ephemeral, such as sand paintings, medicine wheels, and visualization.

Sacred geometry is a worldview of pattern recognition. It is a complex system of religious structures and symbols that involve time, space, and form. Following this view, the basic patterns of existence are sacred. By studying the nature of the forms, patterns, and relationships and their connections, it will be easier to gain an insight into the history and mysterious laws of the Universe.

 

Sacred Geometry’s significant shapes

 

Sphere

 

It is a container that has the ability to hold all forms. Sphere represents inclusion, oneness, and integrity because all measurements are equal in a sphere. The spherical shape can be seen in planets, cells, seeds, and atoms.

 

Circle

 

It is a two-dimensional representation of the sphere. It shows the total completeness and unity of the universe. The ratio of its circumference compared to its diameter is the Pi, an infinite number that never ends.

 

Point

 

It is the center of both a sphere and a circle. The point is the beginning and the end of all measurements, hence its association with the beginning and the end of all creations.

 

Spirals

 

All types of spirals – flat, right-handed, left-handed, 3-D, equiangular, or logarithmic – show expansion and growth, which makes them symbolize infinity.

 

Toroids

 

A torus is similar to an inner tube, with the round sides perfectly circular. The torus is a primary shape in sacred geometry, such as the seven primary muscles in the heart having a toroid shape.

 

The Vesica Piscis

 

The words are Latin for a bladder of fish. It is actually the intersection of two circles having the same size as their centers touching each other. It represents common ground between people. It is the symbol of Christ in the Christian religion.

 

Platonic solids

 

They are 3-dimensional shapes with each one made of equal-sized faces. The platonic solids are:

 

  • Tetrahedron – 4 faces of pyramid shapes
  • Hexahedron – 6 faces such as a cube
  • Octahedron – 8 faces
  • Dodecahedron – 12 faces
  • Icosahedron – 20 faces

 

Metatron’s Cube

 

The Metatron’s cube contains all the Platonic solids, making it called the building blocks of creation. Metatron in Judaism is the angel who is guarding God’s throne.

 

Flower of Life

It is represented by several evenly-spaced circles that overlap each other, forming a flower-like pattern. The Flower of Life contains all the Platonic solids and Metatron’s Cube.

 

The Golden Ratio

 

It is a mathematical ratio occurring when two items having the same ratio when compared to each other as the ratio of their sum compared to the larger of the two items.

 

Sacred Geometry Jewelry

 

Sacred Geometry has been used by anthropologists, archeologists, and geometricians in incorporating the religious, spiritual, and philosophical beliefs that have sprung up from geometry in various cultures over the centuries. The various shapes of sacred geometry can be found everywhere in nature as they reveal to mankind the concept of oneness through geometry.

 

The various sacred geometry shapes have been incorporated in jewelry designs in order to facilitate the balance, healing, and self-discovery while at the same time inspiring the wearer as he or she travels towards the totality and unity of the whole self.

 

Tiny Devotions

We are a sisterhood  devoted to empowering the bold and courageous women of the community. The various types of jewelry that we create are meant to activate energy and knowledge in the mind as a way of achieving spiritual clarity. By exploring the building blocks of the universe through the different jewelry pieces, one can find the secret source of life.

 

Our Sacred Geometry rings are meant to inspire and help you in whatever path your journey takes you.

Light and Love!

 

Think Abundantly, Live Abundantly

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Live and breathe abundance.

When we think of abundance, we tend to see dollar signs dancing before our eyes. But holding an attitude of abundance means so much more than having money in the bank: we can be abundant in all areas of our lives from time, to love, to health.

How can we cultivate an attitude of abundance in our daily lives? Using your thoughts to gravitate towards feeling more abundant every day is one way to bring more good into your life. Although it’s not always easy to control your mind, the more you focus on it, the more it will begin to feel like second nature.

To get you started, here are three steps towards thinking and living abundantly:

Be conscious of your beliefs

What are your true, core beliefs about life? This may take some time to figure out, but we all have deep-seated thoughts and feelings about the way the world works and what is truly possible for us. Maybe your parents instilled in you a fear of being destitute, and you’ve carried this belief into adulthood. Whether you have negative beliefs about work, money, or relationships, take a moment to jot them down honestly in a journal without judgment. You may be surprised to find out what you really think about the world and yourself.

Affirm the positive

Once you have your beliefs out on the table, flip each belief on its head by pairing it up with a positive affirmation. Maybe you’ve always believed your dream of being a famous singer is impossible, or that you’ll never find your soul mate. Whatever it is, jot down a more positive, good-feeling belief next to it. Even if you don’t believe the positive affirmation yet, write it down anyway and commit it to memory.

Focus on feeling abundant

Now that you’ve established a better feeling thought for each of your negative beliefs, all you have to do is focus on the positive thought. Every time you feel a negative feeling creeping up, take a deep inhale and exhale it out completely through the mouth. Remember your positive affirmations, and try to bring a more abundant feeling into your awareness. Every time you feel small, shrunken, depleted or yucky, that’s your body telling you that you’re focusing on a negative belief and straying from the path of abundance. Use the way you feel as a compass, and your breath as a tool for ridding yourself of stuck emotions. Keep the inhales and exhales flowing freely and deeply, and you’re one step closer to bringing abundance into every area of your life.

How do you live abundantly each day? What tools, rituals and practices do you like to use to cultivate abundance in your life?

Born and raised in Toronto, Kenzie is a writer, blogger and yoga teacher. She loves all things beautiful, magical and free-spirited, and she’s passionate about seeking inspiration everywhere. Kenzie also writes young adult novels, which you can find on Wattpad (http://my.w.tt/UiNb/lQr2X68ODF)