The gift of mala beads with Britney Stables.


“The blue moon kissed her forehead and the delicate aroma of sandalwood washed through her hair of gold. Devotion draped around her neck and into her heart. The night was her favorite cup of tea. And she smiled because she knew what bliss was.”

                                                Yogini | bohemian | gypsy | hippie; I am.

Naturally, I am inspired by all things that make the world a happier, healthier and more beautiful place.

I travel around the world seeking wisdom, healing, inspiration and beautiful, things.

I was at an ashram in northern India when I discovered something that embodied the essence of all things I intuitively seek out. I was gifted mala beads by my spiritual teacher (and I fell in love.)

Mala beads, (aka japa or prayer beads) are beautiful garlands of 108 sacred beads that have been worn for thousands of years around the world for spiritual practices of prayer, meditation, and intention setting. Current and anciently, they are used in devotional practices to recite and repeat the name of a deity, a positive mantra, or affirmation, and are known for their unique spiritual and energetic healing qualities.

The number 108 is highly auspicious in yogic philosophy. 1 meaning One, 0; nothingness, and 8; infinity. These three digits symbolize the ultimate reality of the Universe; the paradox of unity, emptiness and the infinite, simultaneously. We are one. We are nothing. But too, we are infinite.

Precious materials are used to create these devotional beads. Highly sacred seeds or woods of rudraksha, tulsi, sandalwood or of the Bodhi tree (the sacred fig tree that our Buddha friend was enlightened under,) and various gemstones are often infused in each piece to support the manifestation of enlightenment in its many forms; peace, love, harmony, bliss, etc.

Basically, the unique vibes of these natural beauties jive with our vibes, and transform our energy. It’s magical.

In the quest of sharing my love of mala, I found Tiny Devotions; a hip, fresh and inspired company that creates the most divine mala’s for us bohemians, gypsies, hippies and yogis. They are beautiful examples of the free spirited lifestyle; living your dreams, following your passions, living more peaceful intention based lives (and looking good as you do it.) 

Wearing my mala and using it in meditation is both grounding and enlightening. It anchors me into a calm and connected state, aligned with the intentions and values I live my life by. Mala’s are a sacred gift that we’ve been blessed with, and I am excited that more conscious and passionate people are discovering the blessing of these beads and using them to invite more happiness, health and beauty into their lives.

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