What is a Mala Necklace?

June 12, 2018

 

 

 Mala necklaces seem to be everywhere these days. You may own a few mala necklaces, or have seen
ads for them pop up on your social media feed.


Though they may seem like the newest trend in jewellery, mala necklaces are actually an ancient ritual
with roots in the Far East.


In India and Tibet, mala necklaces have traditionally been worn and used for meditation and/or prayer.
In the Far East mala necklaces always use a natural wood or seed element as its base. The most common
base for a mala necklace in traditional practice are the Rudraksha seeds, which are considered a very
holy and protective seed.


Rudraksha seeds form naturally from the Rudraksha tree. They are found in the Himalayays in India and
Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, Guam and Hawaii. Medicinally the Rudraksha are known to: heal many of
the mind and body ailments, be cooling when worn against the skin, reduce heart disease and lower blood
pressure, increase mental clarity, memory & general awareness, calm the central nervous system, quiet
the mind & free one from negative thoughts, increase immunity, energy and stamina, and rejuvenate the
entire mind and body.


Asian Yogis and Monks (including Buddha, the Dalai Lama, and Ghandi) found that merely wearing a
Rudraksha mala necklace deepened their states of concentration and tranquility, helping them meditate
for longer periods of time.


Today, the traditional Rudraksha mala necklaces are often enhanced with the addition of crystals beads.
The addition of crystals not only helps the beautification of the mala, but also help deepen your
intention.


Whether you use mala necklaces to pray or meditate on, for affirmations, or simply wear as a reminder,
these necklaces are a powerful tool to nurture your highest power and connect to your spirit.
You don’t need to be religious—you simply have to be open-- to take advantage of the beauty and
benefits of Mala Necklaces.


Aditi Loveridge Biography

 

Aditi Loveridge is a Certified Mindfulness Coach, Teacher and Healer. Aditi has always been extremely passionate about supporting and connecting women. Aditi Loveridge helps manifest your deepest intentions through 1:1 coaching, workshops/events, and by creating beautiful handmade custom malas. Aditi is also the owner and founder of www.pregnancylosshealing.com, where she uses mindfulness coaching to support women who have experienced the trauma of pregnancy and/or infant loss.

 

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