Stop. Breathe. Yoga meditation can be a tricky task. Our daily environment isn’t always conducive to the idea of slowing down, and many aspects of our modern culture tends to undervalue the importance of reflecting on our existence. Still, we all seem to understand the benefits of yoga meditation, from reduced stress to increased concentration and greater happiness. For these reasons and countless others, we love how Mala beads compliment our yoga practice.
The Mala Collective line was born out of a gained appreciation for the benefits of meditation and the healing qualities of Mala beads. Each piece from Mala Collective’s collection is handmade in Bali, Indonesia by professional mala makers. The jewelry is produced through a traditional process that incorporates traditional rudraksha seeds (which are crafted into beads) and different gemstones, each with their own spiritual benefit. Through an authentic approach to mala jewelry, we’ve found Mala Collective’s products are a great starting point for improving our mediation.
Getting started As it turns out, yoga mediation is easy with mala beads! Beginning by sitting cross legged in a comfortable position, one should hang a starting bead gently of a necklace or bracelet over the third or fourth finger of the left hand, reciting any mantra or personal message in intervals, pushing each bead away with the thumb after each repetition. The message is up to you — whether it be a simple ‘om’ or a specific aspect of your life you are grateful for.
Through repetition, consistency and the natural properties of the mala beads, we’ve found this form of meditation helps move our energy from the stresses of life to a focus on ourselves, our breathing and and eventually inner calmness. Even just by having a physical reminder of the benefits of meditation around our necks or wrists, we can all benefit from an increased appreciation for ourselves and our mediation. Check out our selection of Mala Collective’s products compliment our yoga practice. and start medicating with mala before your next yoga class!
Stay calm and Om on.