For this 108 Mala I used 6mm Rudraksha Beads, 6mm African Turquoise and 8mm and 6mm Carnelian gemstones. For spacer beads I used mini brass beads. And the pendant is a vintage amulet from Thailand. The mala has been hand knotted on a brown, extra strong, nylon cord with one knot between each gemstone bead. It not only looks great, it also makes it easy to use it as a tool in your mala meditation practice. Gemstones are natural materials and each gemstone is unique color may vary within a single stone. The gemstone colors in the mala may vary slightly from the ones you see pictured in the photo. The total length of the mala is 35" (89cm), and the Amulet is 1 1/8" long (26mm) and 3/4" wide (17mm).
⇢ RUDRAKSHA bead is said to come from Shiva’s tears. According to mythology, Lord Shiva spent 1,000 years in meditation for the benefit of all beings, and upon opening his eyes, tear drops rolled down from his eyes and landed upon the earth taking birth as the sacred Rudraksha tree. "Rudra" is another name for Shiva, and "Aksha" means eyes. These beads are the original Vedic Beads of Power worn by the Gods. The Rudraksha seed is considered a manifestation of the cosmic force, and a source to reach the Higher Self. It also helps to open all the chakras and heal the body and the mind. The Divine qualities of the bead in mentions in ancient Hindu scriptures, it is said to bless one with peace of mind, protect against evil spirits, protect the wearer from negative energy and charging the wearers chakra field and Kundalini energy. The bead has been worn and used for meditation, japa mantra and fire ceremonies in India for centuries. Buddha wore Rudraksha beads, along with the Dalai Lama, Gandhi, and many enlightened Indian yogis. Rudraksha trees grow wild and in sustainable plantations in Indonesia, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Australia and Hawaii. It is often believed to symbolize the link between the Earth and the Heaven. Affirmation: I bow to my inner self.
⇢ TURQUOISE is one of the oldest protection gemstones and it will protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune and peace. It stands for strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and connection to the spirit world. The stone protects the wearer from negative energy, brings good fortune and peace to their home. It is also the symbol of friendship. Turquoise can help you with self-expression, communication, the ability to communicate your needs and requirement. Colors vary from blue, green and brown. Connected to the Throat Chakra (truth, communication, choice) and the Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom).
Affirmation: I speak my truth with ease.
⇢ CARNELIAN is an energy booster. It helps the insecure person to find strength within them so they can come into their own. It is also a stone of protection from anger, jealousy and fear. In addition, it can help with manifestation of one’s desires, and bring good luck. Carnelian can help ease or remove sorrows. It also helps stabilize energies in the home. It also protects from bad vibrations and calms temper. Carnelian has a long and storied past, and was once considered strictly the property of the noble class in India. Colors vary from light to dark orange, so dark it almost looks black. Carnelian is a stone of grounding and well-being and is connected to the Root Chakra (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation) and the Sacral Chakra (sexuality, relationships, creativity). Affirmation: I have inner peace and joy.
A mala can be used as a tool in your meditation practice, as healing tool for good energy or just an earthy BoHo accessory as a constant reminder to yourself to stay present and be mindful in your daily life. It becomes whatever you intend it to be. Just choose a mala that speaks to you and that reflects your personal energy. When you’re not using or wearing your mala you should keep it in a safe place and treat it with respect. Don’t sleep with it and never try to force your mala over your wrist. I use a strong nylon cord, but if you pull hard or don’t treat it with care it can break. Eventually all malas will need to be re-strung. And just know that if and when your mala breaks it just symbolizes a broken karmic cycle. It’s a sign to bring new intentions into your life as your current ones no longer serve you. If your mala breaks within 6 month after shipment, I will restring it for free. After that I will restring your mala for a $35 fee + shipping. Just contact me to get my shipping address.
⇢ Read more on how to use a mala when you meditate, listen to my free guided meditations, learn about gemstone care, sandalwood care, symbol meaning, the spiritual elements, chakra healing and more on my website: www.iamearthbound.com
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When you’re not using or wearing your mala you should keep it in a safe place and treat it with respect. Don’t sleep with it and never try to force your mala over your wrist. I use a strong nylon cord, but if you pull hard or don’t treat it with care it can break. And just know that if and when your mala breaks it just symbolizes a broken karmic cycle. It’s a sign to bring new intentions into your life as your current ones no longer serve you. Eventually all malas will need to be re-strung. I will re-string your mala or bracelet for free if it breaks within the first 6 months of purchase, but you need to follow the gemstone care "rules" for this to apply (see below). After 6 months I will re-string your mala for $35 + shipping and your bracelet for $5 + shipping (extra charge if you lost beads).
GEMSTONE JEWELRY CARE
* Don't sleep with your yoga jewelry. Store in dry, clean place.
* Don't shower with your yoga jewelry. Contact with water will make your jewelry eventually break, especially if strung on stretch cord.
* Don't expose to salt water.
* Don't expose to harsh chemicals, such as chlorine, detergents or lotions and perfumes with chemicals and fragrance. Chemicals will erode the finish of your gemstone.
* Avoid wearing your yoga jewelry in any activity where there might be high impact. A blow can damage and crack the stones. Never throw a gemstone on a hard surface, like a marble kitchen counter or glass table.
* Don't use jewelry cleaner or clean with water, just wipe off with damp cloth if you need to clean it.
* Gemstones can fade if exposed to strong sun.
* Keep gemstone jewelry out of reach of children.
* A tassel will break if someone pulls hard on it.
SANDALWOOD BEAD CARE
* Same rules as gemstone beads, don’t sleep, shower, swim or expose to chemicals.
* All wood beads will darken with time, and become a bit glossier from contact with skin. The more you wear them the more beautiful patina they will get.
* If your mala or bracelets starts to look dry, don’t try to wash or rub with oils. Just start wearing it more. The oil from your skin is all they need.
* To bring back the scent of Sandalwood beads, just store in a zip lock bag over night. That’s it!
* Avoid contact with oils directly on the beads.
You can make a custom order. Say you have a stone or a pendant you really love and want to incorporate that in a mala. Or that you want a specific gemstone that you can't find in the shop. Just go to my website and fill out the order form. I require a 50% payment up front and the rest when your yoga jewelry is ready to be delivered. No exchanges or return on special orders.