108 Bead Mala • Ocean Jasper, Rose Quartz & Azurite
For the girl who is embracing and growing her sensitive, intuitive nature.
WHAT IS A MALA?
More than just beautiful adornment, malas are powerful and symbolic tools for your personal yoga & meditation practice. These strands of 108 beads are traditionally used for reflection and prayer. They combine gemstones imbued with potent energies and sacred meaning to infuse your practice.
There are many theories behind the significance of the number 108, which has long been considered a sacred number in Hinduism. The number 1 stands for God, the universe or your own highest truth; 0 stands for emptiness and humility in spiritual practice; and 8 stands for infinity and timelessness.
How to Use Mala Beads for Meditation
1. Choose a spot and sit comfortably with your spine straight and your eyes closed. Take a few deep breaths to center and align yourself with your intention.
2. If you have one, use a mantra for this practice, chanting aloud or silently.
3. Hold your mala in your right hand, draped between your middle and index fingers. Starting at the top bead, use your thumb to count each smaller bead, pulling it toward you as you recite your mantra. Do this 108 times, traveling around the mala, until you once again reach the top bead.
4. If you want to continue the meditation, instead of passing over the top bead, simply reverse direction and begin again.
Ocean Jasper draws its soothing power from the element of Water. It is a stone of strength and renewal with a slow, steady frequency and a deep circular energy that embodies the interconnectedness of all things. Its spherical patterns are a spiritual reminder of how thoughts, words and actions interact in our world and flow in a circular direction. It honors the principle that what one sends out will indeed return. Ocean Jasper is a marvelous stone for cultivating patience and coping with change, and encourages giving service to others.
Also known as The Atlantis Stone, Ocean Jasper is believed to be linked to the ancient city and to hold mystic knowledge within its structure. It is highly beneficial for reclaiming spiritual wisdom and gaining insight into one’s past lives.
Called the Heart Stone, Rose Quartz may have been used as a love token as early as 600 B.C. and is still an important talisman of relationships. It is quite effective in attracting new love, romance and intimacy, or in developing a closer bond with family or friends. It supports connection within groups and community, and carries a high spiritual attunement to the earth, the universe, and the creator.
Azurite is called the "stone of heaven." It aids in developing psychic awareness, psychic skills and abilities, enhances intuition, and is said to guide you to be accurate in depicting psychic experiences. It is also an excellent stone for meditation, allowing you to enter a meditative state easily.
Why we choose gold filled vs. gold plated:
Gold filled features an actual layer of gold pressure-bonded to another metal (in our case, sterling silver!) Gold filled is not to be confused with gold plating as filled literally has 100% more gold than gold plating. Gold filled is much more valuable and tarnish resistant. It does not flake off, rub off or turn colors.
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