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!

 

5 Mantras for Manifesting with Howlite

Have you been seeking a greater sense of wisdom and awareness, but not sure where to start? No worries! This is totally normal and actually part of the journey towards growth and enlightenment. You’re on the right path, with a few small manifesting tips you’ll be growing + thriving beyond your highest potential. (you know… snagging that promotion you’ve been dreaming of, or landing a date with the hot dude from Hatha class)

Worn throughout history for it’s vibrational energy, beauty, super powers. Howlite is your go to Gem to guide you on the journey of wisdom and self awareness. This magical stone paired with powerful mantras will inspire inner awareness + spiritual growth to guide you inwards towards enlightenment.

Click the image at the end of this post to download + print your Intention card with 5 different Sanskrit mantras to manifest your desires with your Howlite Mala Ring.

Once you have decided upon the mantra, grab your Howlite Mala Ring and bring your desires to life.

How to Meditate with a Mala Ring:
Use the 18 dots around your Mala Ring to run your finger over slowly as you repeat your mantra, word or sound to infuse the ring with your intentions. Once you have gone around the ring 6 times you will have reached the auspicious 108.

mala ring is much like a mala bead necklace or stack. These unique rings are not only a fashion statement, but great tool to use in your meditation practice. This ring’s guru stone is moonstone, which is said to bring out the best in people.

On the back of the ring is the sacred geometric engraving of The Flower of Life, symbolic of the connections life weaves through all beings. This piece of jewelry can be worn everywhere. Think of the number of things you come in contact with each day – your energy flows where intention goes.

How to use your Mala in a Yoga Practice

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  1. Grounding:
    Inhale, exhale… Grab your mat, blankets, bolster and blocks. Find a comfortable seated position with a straight spine rooting yourself into the mat. Gently close your eyes or soften your gaze allowing yourself to dive inwards.
  2. Choose Your Mantra:
    Take a moment to choose your mantra to guide you through your meditative practice. What brought you to your mat today? What intention did you set this morning when you awoke? What emotion does your mala evoke within you? Your intention is personal to you- it can be a thought, a word, a sentence or song. Once you have chosen your mantra chant it aloud or silently.
  3. Japa Meditation:
    Hold your Mala Beads in your right hand allowing it to drape between the thumb and middle finger. Starting at the Guru Bead or the sacred stone- gently roll each bead while repeating your mantra. Repeat this 108 times, or until you are back at the sacred stone.
  4. Yoga Practice:
    Place your Mala beads at the top of your yoga mat. Allow your mantra and intention to flow through you guiding you through your asanas. If you feel yourself getting lost in the physical practice, use the intention you set with your Mala Beads to bring yourself back to the present.
  5. Savasana:
    Finish your yoga practice on your mat with a juicy savasana. You may choose to end with another round of Japa Meditation bringing your practice full circle.

What are Mala Beads?

Mala is the Sanskrit word for garland. While simply being in the presence of these Mala Beads or Malas as they are called for short is powerful, these magical beads are commonly used in the spiritual practice of Japa Meditation. Malas have 108 beads to count while reciting, chanting, or repeating a chosen mantra or intention. They are also deeply devotional and can be used in the repetition of sacred names or words like Om, Om Shanti Shanti Shanti, I am Love, I am Peaceful, etc.

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When we select a word or series of words to repeat in the form of a mantra, we’re affirming it to ourselves, allowing its meaning to sink below the surface into our subconscious, helping to shift negative vibes into positive ones. Simply the practice of asking the universe for what you want is the first step to making it into fruition.

Malas can and should be worn by anyone and everyone. They’ve beome a beloved and
intentional statement piece, inspiring their wearers to connect deeply with their inner being. They are known for their unique appearance, vibrational healing properties and ability to serve a daily reminder to live a more intention based life.

Our Malas have 108 beads, made out of Rudraksha seeds, Sandalwood or Rosewood, plus one guru stone made out of a beautiful crystal known to have many healing properties.

The 109th guru stone symbolizes gratitude and our connection to the divine. It is a way to say thank-you to all the yoga teachers, friends, family or guides who have helped us on our path to enlightenment (or at least knowing ourselves more). We also use the Gemstone Guru to set specific intentions and goals.

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Which Goddess are you? Take the quiz!

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The Goddess of Protection, Courage and Victory, she represents the power of good over evil. She has many arms for protection and 3 eyes to see all. With her fierce heart, she rides a lion, representing power, will + determination. This warrior Goddess of inner strength assures you that there is freedom from fear. She encourages truth, risk-taking and personal empowerment. She is a reminder of the feminine energy which protects you from negativity.

She is the goddess of love + beauty, she exudes kindness + compassion. She adores the sea and feels at ease when the yellow rays of the setting sun warms her skin. Awaken your inner Goddess Aphrodite and embrace your feminine wisdom. Aphrodite carries a mirror and a seashell everywhere she goes, guiding her to use her intuition as she flows through life. She encourages us to experience more passion in relationships + balances our yin-yang energy.

The Goddess of Wealth and Good Fortune teaches us that there are no tests or blocks in our way, only our own projection of fear.  Let go of worry and trust that your future is bright. Signifying love and grace, allow the spirit of Lakshmi to guide you through the manifestation of your wishes through inner cosmic energy.

This Goddess of Revolution and Empowerment appears in your life to prepare you for an awakening. She liberates the soul and encourages new beginnings. She comes to prepare you for the unknown, to break down barriers and rise up anew. She is the cause of all change, manifestation, and destruction. Her spirit reminds you that today is a great day to renew your thoughts and attitudes. Let the adventure begin!

The Goddess of Wisdom, Purity and Compassion, her love heals to bring health + strength. The 7 eyes on her hands, feet and forehead allow her to be all-seeing. She teaches you to acknowledge your sensitivity in order to avoid negative relationships and situations. She helps you connect with your inner light to focus on self-care. She purifies our thoughts, actions + intentions to help us find calm amongst chaos.

This Goddess of Learning, Knowledge + The Arts encourages spiritual growth and freedom. She holds a palmleaf scroll and wears a Mala, symbolising that knowledge has an everlasting life cycle. Her name means “essense of self”, and that’s exactly what she inspires. Her four arms represent the four aspects in learning: mind, intellect, alertness + ego. Her encouraging energy inspires growth, creatively and spiritually, to allow you to be happy and be yourself through speech, wisdom and learning.

The Goddess of Inner Wisdom, Strategy and Strength, she encourages you to trust your intuition and take immediate action on recurring ideas. With her olive leaf in tow and owl perched on her shoulder, she inspired peace and prosperity on earth. She teaches us not to second guess ourselves, for her energy is powerful and wise. She is compassionate and generous, yet protective and rational. She is a reminder of the power which resides in us.

Using Mala Beads for Meditation



Mala beads can be used in a variety of ways to help you manifest and achieve your dreams + desires. Our NEW Meditation Mala Collection features 6 Malas, each designed to keep you focused and on track during your practice on that specific intention, affirmation or mantra.

Originally used for japa meditation, mala beads are a great addition to any modern meditation practice. Wear your mala around your neck or clasp it firmly in your palms as you tune in and focus on your breathYou can also bring your mala beads to your mat during your yoga practice as a way to focus and bring awareness to your intentions. This is a great way to infuse your mala with the energy of your practice. We recommend placing your mala beads on the corner of your mat and using them as a focal point during your practice.

 



Peaceful Meditation Mala

Instill a calming, patient peace of mind. Perfect for those who find it difficult to have patience and trust in the right timing. In the midst of noise and hard work, you still carry calm within your heart. 

Strength Meditation Mala

Bring forth an energy that is courageous, confident and full of strength. You are independent, intelligent and capable of whatever you put your mind to. Keep your vision on what’s ahead, and let go of thoughts that don’t make you strong!

Radiance Meditation Mala

Your inner strength is radiant. You are a strong, confident, and vibrant beacon of light; a magnet for all that is good. Share your wisdom. Radiate love. 

Intuition Meditation Mala

Your intuition is your soul speaking, and it knows your truth. Trust your own voice, and believe in your heart. See with your own eyes, speak your own mind

Awakening Meditation Mala

Awaken your conscious mind, provide inspiration + assist in personal development. You see the light in everyone and everything. Your spiritual vision is clear. Awaken your truth.

Gratitude Meditation Mala

Appreciate life, freedom + love. Take the sweet shortcut to finding peace of mind and happiness inside. Wear this Mala to enhance abundance, acceptance and appreciation.

We’d love to hear how you use your mala beads for meditation. Comment + Share below.

 

 

 

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Love + Light Mala
Where there is love, there is life. This mala is for the girl who lives light and spreads love everywhere she goes.
 

Aqua Aura Mala
Aqua Aura people are known to be master healers. They have a gift for conveying their ideas + thoughts.
 

Rose Quartz Crystal Candle
Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love, friendship + self-worth. Lavender + Pink Grapefruit Scented Essential Oil and Soy Blend.
 

Manifest Mala
Energy flows where intention goes. Dream big, and then double it. Close your eyes, hold your mala, and visualize having everything you want.


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2. Be authentic. Ask real questions. Give others the gift of being their true self.

3. Give Presence. Give full attention to the person you’re with.

4. Hold someones hand + let the energy of love fill your souls. 

5. Say “I Love You”! Let the people in your life know how much they mean to you. 

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Calling All Yogis! Take the Quiz

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What each Sacred Identity type does at a Yoga Class

 

The Boho Child (ENFP): Becomes besties with everyone around them in 5 minutes or less.

The Shaman (INFP): Calmly lights sage sticks ? cleanses the space.

The Truth Seeker (ISTJ): Just here for the Savasana.

The Yogi (ESFP): In the corner concentrating on nailing that Handstand Scorpion.

The Guru (ENFJ): Making friends with first-timers and teaching them the moves before class even starts.

The Life Coach (INFJ): Hosts a counselling session in the bathroom.

The Goddess (ESFJ): Calmly people watches ? learns.

The Light Worker (ISFJ): Walks around helping classmates nail down their poses.

The Gypset (ISFP): Crushing on the hot dude beside her.

The Risk Taker (ESTP): One-Handed Tree-Posing.

The Student (ISTP): Takes the advanced class on their first go.

The Warrior (ESTJ): Makes slightly inappropriate jokes for anyone who will listen.

The Planner (ENTJ): Somehow networks the entire class and wakes up with ten job offers.

The Creator (ENTP): Secretly wishes she was teaching the class.

The Sage (INTP): Accidentally wandered out of class and ended up in another town.

The Manifester (INTJ): Takes scheduled hydration breaks and basks in their happy place.

What’s your Sacred Identity?

Take the quiz here to find out, and share your results below!