WHAT IS A MALA?
A Mala is string of beads used to keep count while practicing Japa (chanting of a prayer). Many religious practices recite a prayer 27, 54 or 108 times. Accordingly, Malas have 27, 54 or 108 beads with one larger bead known as the Sumeru, or Guru, bead. The Sumeru bead is the start and end point of each set of Japa (recitation).
HOW TO USE A MALA?
A Mala helps one focus on the sound of a mantra rather than on counting. Each bead represents one recitation of a mantra. One starts the practice of Japa with the first bead next to the Sumeru bead and continues around the Mala, pulling each bead through the ring or middle finger toward the heart. When one full rotation of the Mala is completed, one does not cross over the Sumeru bead. Rather, one simply rotates the Mala and continues to recite in the opposite direction. The Sumeru bead is considered to be the goal you wish to achieve in your spiritual practice and, thus, always strive toward.
Japa is practiced in a cross-legged sitting position on the floor. The Mala is held in the right hand above the heart. This position helps prevent one from falling asleep. Some believe the act of chanting a mantra induces energetic vibrations which are stored within the beads of a Mala. Therefore, it is recommended to use a new Mala when starting any new mantra.
HEALING PROPERTIES OF TIGER EYE ARE BELIEVED TO:
-Promote focus, clarity and problem-solving abilities.
-Reduce fear, tension and anxiety.
-Stabilize volatile emotions and mood swings.
-Enhance courage and self-confidence.
-Shield negative energies.
HEALING PROPERTIES OF BLACK OBSIDIAN ARE BELIEVED TO:
-Reduce resentment, fear and anger.
-Disperse selfish intentions and thoughts.
-Remove accumulated negative emotions.
-Aid in letting go of past love.
-Block geopathogenic radiation.
**Crystals are not a substitute for medical attention.
NATURAL BLACK OBSIDIAN & TIGER STONE. Each 6mm Tigers Eye bead has its own unique grain pattern. Our Black Obsidian beads are made from naturally-occurring volcanic glass and are polished to enhance shine. Includes colorful Nepal Guru bead.
DURABLE STRETCH BRACELET OR NECKLACE. A mala bracelet made with strong elastic that wraps comfortably around the wrist as a wrap bracelet or slides over the head as a mala necklace. Wraps approximately four times around 5.5″-6.5″ wrist or three times around 7.5″-9″ wrist.
CRYSTAL HEALING. Natural rocks are believed to have healing properties. Tigers Eye is used for protection and good luck. Black Obsidian is used for grounding in spiritual practice.
UNIQUE GIFT. Your malas prayer beads come beautifully packaged in a white chrome box with the Om Shanti Crafts logo displayed on top. Includes a soft velour jewelry pouch for storage and scratch prevention when not in use.
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