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Our malas are hand made and knotted, fair trade, vegan friendly and organic - in short - they are ethical, they have been made only with positive energy we want to pass on to you.
Some people like to keep their malas looped around their wrists so they can hold the tassel through day if they start to feel stressed and sometimes that centring to their mantras helps to keep them from feeling pressured. Others wear them around their necks and others keep them as a rosary and take them out just to pray. However you wear your mala, it is important that you feel comfortable and happy - there is no right or wrong way to wear them.
Malas are sacred beads, usually made of 108 beads, representing the number of times a mantra is repeated with a Guru bead (the +1) bead bringing you back to the starting position. Benefits of using malas for meditation and prayer, are that they are gentle and firm to hold, so they feel natural, non violent or aggressive, they bring us back to the simple and steady rhythm of our breaths and heartbeats.
By repeating a mantra, be it simply OM to relax the mind and body or a prayer for wisdom in the Buddhist tradition or a Hindu incantation to Vishnu, malas keep our minds stable and help us from wandering and becoming stressed during a time of quiet. Moving the mala through our hands whilst praying keeps us focused and calm.
Here are some links and information that may help you with your prayers, with your meditation, relaxation mindfulness and mantras:
Om Gayatri mantra:
“Aum Bhur Bhuva Svah
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yo Naha Prachodayat”
“Om trayambakam yajaamahe sugandhim pushtivardhanam
Urvaarukamiva bandhanaan mrityor muksheeya maamritaat“.
"Om Namah Shivay (Aum Num-ha Shi-why)"
Hare Krishna Mantra:
"Hare kṛiṣhṇa hare kṛiṣhṇa
kṛiṣhṇa kṛiṣhṇa hare hare
hare rāma hare rāma
rāma rāma hare hare"
Visnhu and Krishna Mantra
"Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya"
“Aum Shri Ganeshaya Namah”
“Aum Kalikayai Namah”
Bajrang Bali Mantra
“Aum Hanumate Namah”
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