I sell malas and mala bracelets in my shop and I often get asked the questions, "What is a mala?" and "How do I use a mala?" Full malas remind me of the rosaries that I use as part of my Catholic faith. For each bead, a prayer is said. A mala is a set of 108 beads. Each bead stands for a mantra, a word, or a prayer. Repeating prayers on a rosary can be very meditative. The repetition of mantras on the beads of a mala is a form of meditation as well.
|Full 108 mala with jasper gemstone and rudraksha bead|
|Mens' mala bracelet with earth jasper and wood|
|Mala gift box with scroll|
Each mala from Moondog Treasures comes in a gift box with an explanation of a mala rolled into a tiny scroll.
To see my mala collections, click on the following links:
Every year during the month of September, Moondog donates 54% of all sales of mala bracelets to charity. She does this in honor of the Global Mala, an incredible annual yoga event that was set into motion in 2007 by Shiva Rea to raise awareness and funds for causes that affect our planet. See www.globalmala.org or www.yogamonth.org for more information.
Coming soon: What do the different gemstones represent on a mala? Why the number 108?