*** ABOUT YOUR MALA ***
Hand knotted mala bead made with peach moonstone, pink chalcedony, white lace agate, a peach aventurine guru bead and cotton tassel.
hangs approx 40 inches *measurements are estimated as each piece of jewelry is unique
*** ABOUT THE STONES ***
CHALCEDONY: enables the wearer to turn their focus more toward the inner spiritual world, without losing the objective and constructive look at the future. It will promote your ability to implement positive changes in your life. This stone brings your body, feelings, and mind into harmony with the Spirit. With Chalcedony by your side, your thoughts will assume a more positive note. This stone of calming and stabilizing energy increases the mental abilities, inner peace, and emotional honesty. It is a solid healing stone as well, protecting against infections and various health
PEACH MOONSTONE: brings soothing relief to emotional issues, such as depression or anger. Supports the heart as it stimulates the mind, soothing worry or anxiety, and bringing out the best in people. It is associated with the moon and is believed to be a woman's stone, worn for fertility and love. In some countries, Moonstone is offered as a "blessing" to ensure a large family, as it promotes hormonal balance and strengthens the immune system. It also diminishes anxiety and brings harmony and peace to the wearer. It is one of the most beneficial crystals for pregnancy that you can wear.
WHITE CRAZY LACE AGATE: is often referred to as the pregnancy stone as it soothes morning sickness, helps protect mother and baby, and may ease labor pain. It also helps in producing healthy milk flow. Crazy Lace Agate brings laughter and joy to its user, diffusing tension and stress related to the hardships of life. The flowing pattern in the stone is reminiscent of the ability to go with the flow, offering the opportunity to see beauty and harmony along your path. It dispels negativity and increases self esteem, which helps in overcoming depression. This stone is useful for those recovering from trauma or undue hardships.
PEACH AVENTURINE: is a stone often recommended to help with anxiety, worry, stress and shyness. It can boost the energy of the sacral chakra and calm and balance the emotions. ... Mentally Aventurine encourages tolerance, stabilizes the mind and promotes creativity. It can also increase perception.
***WHAT IS A MALA***
Mala beads date back thousands of years. Traditionally Mala Beads are made up of 108 beads and have been used in prayer and meditation, but don't be intimidated by that. Anyone can wear Mala Beads whether you meditate or not. Many people are drawn to them for the believed healing properties of the gemstones used. Others are drawn to them because they are just beautiful pieces of jewelry.
You can wear them around your wrist, your neck, hang them at your altar, or meditate on them.
There are many different explanations for why 108 is a sacred number. Some say the number 108 represents one thing, nothing, and everything all at the same time. 1=one, 0= none, 8= infinity or all. Another is that It has been said that there are 108 energy lines connecting the heart, with one of them being directly linked to self actualization. Also 108 is a sacred number.
***HOW TO USE YOUR MALA***
If you choose to meditate on your mala, you will most likely use a mantra. A mantra is a word, sound, or phrase repeated to aid in your concentration. It can be as simple as the word "happiness" something you are thankful for, or a sanskrit phrase such as "Om Namah Shivaya" which means “I bow to that which I am becoming”. In the context of this chant, Shiva represents the inner reality…the truest nature of ourselves.
To count your mantras, hold your mala in your hand and turn each bead with your thumb and middle finger. (The index finger is believed to represent 'ego' and is not recommended to turn the beads.)
Going all the way around your mala, you will eventually reach the guru bead — the bead that dangles from the mala. This signals a time for reflection. You can reflect on your meditation practice, give thanks to your mantra, honor your guru — or show yourself a moment of gratitude for slowing down to meditate. Never continue over the guru bead. Instead, turn around and continue in the opposite direction.
Our mala beads have 108, as that's a very traditional and sacred number. They are also hand-knotted gemstone to help aid in the practice of japa meditation.
Meditation is a practice, as is self love.
Don't meditate? No worries. Our necklaces are made with love and intention with beautiful stones that make great fashion accessories as well. :) Wear with your favorite outfit for a night out on the town :)