Welcome to Moondog Treasures: yoga jewelry for women and men, mala bracelets, Sanskrit mantra necklaces, and wire-wrapped beaded crosses. I'm a yoga teacher, and these are my creations. On this blog you can read the story behind the jewelry. You'll also get to meet other talented Etsy artists whose work I admire. Contact me at moondogtreasures@live.com.

Monday, June 15, 2009


It got here today!! My arduous yoga journey has come to an end...for now. I'm officially a 500-hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) Shiva Rea Prana Vinyasa Teacher. All those trips to Cali (yes, it was a tough job that SOMEONE had to do) have finally paid off. "I'd like to thank the Academy, all my family and friends for their undying love and support..." :)

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Friday, June 5, 2009

From the workshop

Here is the latest in yoga jewelry from moondog treasures:

Bhumi Devi Mala Bracelet:

mala bracelet made of burnt red jasper beads. bhumi devi is the sanskrit name for the hindu earth goddess, one of the two wives of vishnu.

a japa mala, or mala, is a set of prayer beads popular in India and Tibet, commonly made from 108 beads. it is used to keep count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra.it is traditional of Tibetan Buddhism to recite mantras 108 times.

many malas have 108 beads, or are also made smaller but are divided into 108 to come up with 27 and 54 bead malas. each time you end a round, you reach the stop bead on top. that helps you keep track of how many times you have gone around.

this mala bracelet has 27 dark red jasper beads and one larger shining red glass bead. the beads are strung on clear strong elastic cord which is double-knotted at the end.

BEAD SIZE: 6MMBRACELET SIZE: 6 1/4 - 6 3/4 inches
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