Meditation

Mala beads

MALA BEADS📿

Do you know mala beads? The term mala is a Sanskrit word for “meditation garland.” Originally, mala beads were used for a special style of meditation called Japa, which means – to recite. A mala is a string of 108 beads with one bead as the summit or head bead called a sumeru.🧘🏼‍♀️

USAGE
▪️Malas are used for devotional meditation, mantra and prayer.
▪️To use the mala, you turn each bead in between your middle finger and thumb and repeat your mantra (either out loud or in your head) once on each bead.

WHY 108?
▪️The number 108 is considered a sacred number in Hinduism, Buddhism and yogic tradition.
▪️There are 108 energy lines connecting to the heart, with one of them believed to be the path to self-realization.
▪️Within the Saksrit alphabet, there are 54 letters. Each letter has a feminine and masculine version – totalling 108.
▪️The sun’s diameter is approximately 108 times the size of the earth and the average distance from the Earth to the sun is 108 times the diameter of the sun.
▪️The average distance from the Earth to the Moon is approximately 108 times the moon’s diameter.

HOW TO ACTIVATE MALAS?
▪️A traditional mantra for activating and sealing in the energy in your new rudraksha mala is “Om Hrim Namah Shivaya Om.
▪️Chant this mantra at least three times.
▪️Sit for at least five minutes to seal the energetic bond.
▪️Once you have activated your mala beads, you may want to cleanse and clean them from time to time.

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