Yoggspiration's Meditation Malas
Meditation malas from Yoggspiration are designed to bring peace and harmony into your life. They are made from natural materials, each mala is lovingly handcrafted and carefully selected to enhance your practice. These malas are thoughtfully created with spiritual and personal significance in mind, providing support for meditation, mindfulness, or energy work. Crafted with love and intention, the beads are cut, shaped, and strung together to create a powerful reminder of your personal journey and the spiritual path that lies ahead. Available in a variety of sizes and styles, Yoggspiration's meditation malas offer various styles that allow you to find the perfect mala to support your practice. Meditating with a mala can help to deepen your meditation practice, as well as bring intense relaxation and inner peace. By focusing on a mala during your meditation, and repeating affirmations or mantras with each bead, you can find yourself in a state of deep connection and balance. Yoggspiration's meditation malas provide an opportunity to change your habits, cultivate more mindful and present moments, and experience a deeper level of relaxation and harmony. Crafting the mala with care and intention, Yoggspiration hopes that their meditation malas will bring you the path to a balance in mind, body and spirit.
Originally a meditation aid, the mala is reminiscent of the Christian prayer rosary. Usually the meditation mala is strung with 108 beads, with one special bead called Bindu added. The beads can be made of wood, stones or semi-precious stones. The beads are used to count off the mantras one by one, and some people use them to count off each breathing cycle - the counting helps to focus the mind and bring one closer to a meditative state. The meditation mala, which is a spiritual tool for us, should always be carefully kept in its packaging and should never touch the ground, nor should it be lent to anyone.
Meditation mala - Why are there 108 beads?
You must have wondered why there are 108 beads?
There is a plethora of interpretations. There are 108 marmas on the body - the nodal points where the body and mind meet according to Ayurveda. It is said that there are 108 ways of meditation. One is close to enlightenment when one can take just 108 breaths in a day. But we could certainly find many other explanations.
If you are a yoga practitioner, the yoga necklaces - the meditation mala - will not have escaped your attention. From a distance they look like ordinary beads, but on closer examination you'll find that the mala is a small private universe expressing its owner. The meditation mala will become your expression and an object you will want to carry with you at all times.
Connect With Yourself And Make Peace With Yourself
Meditation malas are a unique tool that has been used as a form of transformation for centuries. A mala is a set of beads made of stones, crystals, or wood which are usually strung together and often used while practicing mantra meditation. This can be done while walking, reciting a mantra and slowly moving the mala over one bead at a time and then repeating the mantra. It is believed that the combination of the mantra and the action of the mala helps to create a deeply calming, centering and renewing experience of meditation. The use of meditation malas can be traced back centuries to the use of prayer beads in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism. Meditation malas are said to help the practitioner melt into deeper depths of quiet, awareness and clarity of mind. The feeling of holding and cleansing a mala during a mantra meditation heightens the experience and helps the mind relax completely. Using a mala can become a grounding and calming daily practice that helps regulate emotions, opens up a connection to one self and helps to bring peace with oneself and the world. With its rich history and immense potential, mala beads make a unique and powerful addition to any meditation practice.
108 Marms According to Ayurveda
The body is made of up physical and subtle energy pathways that connect the body and mind. According to Ayurveda, the origin of these networks can be traced to a set of 108 marmas, or vital points, present on the body. These marmas are believed to be places where body and mind connect, allowing for the transfer of energy from our inner, energetic realms to the physical body. Each marma is responsible for carrying a specific subtle energy that is closely connected to a particular organ or body part, allowing for a deep and holistic connection between body, mind and spirit. Marmas are considered key gateways to our physical and energetic health. Knowing the various qualities of these points and understanding their connections with various body parts and organs, can help us to navigate our health journey and nurture our wellbeing. Through regular massage and self-care, we can tap in to these vital energy points to activate energetic healing and create balance in the body. The 108 marmas on the body play an essential role in our overall wellbeing, continually circulating energy throughout the body, allowing us to remain connected to our inner self and reminding us of our importance as both physical and energetic beings.
108 Ways of Meditation
It is said that there are 108 ways of meditation. This number is traditionally linked to the idea of perfection, since there are also 108 'loves' in the Hindu text, the Bhagavad Gita, and 108 elements in the human body. To reach enlightenment, according to some belief systems, it's said that one needs to take only 108 breaths in a day. While this may be the most popular interpretation of this number, there are certainly many other explanations of the significance of 108. In Buddhism, it's thought that the number 108 represents the natural stages of the human journey, such as 36 physical, 36 emotional and 36 mental stages, plus the 108 delusions of the mind. From the yoga perspective, 108 is seen as the number of beads on a mala, or prayer beads, used during meditation. These beads help the yogi concentrate and reach a deeper level of meditation. It's believed that the mala symbolizes the journey towards enlightenment and that if you focus deeply on each bead, it acts as a tool for calming the mind and enables the meditator to reach higher states of awareness. Other interpretations of 108 include the number of Vedic gods as well as the days in a year divided by the four main seasons.