WHAT IS A JAPA MALA?
It is a prayer necklace made out of 108 beads plus additional counting beads and has a special kind of bead pattern.
HOW CAN YOU KNOW WHAT KIND OF QUALITY A MALA HAS?
A high-quality mala usually has A-AAAA gemstones, 925 sterling silver or 14k gold, and most are knotted.
HOW CAN A MALA SUPPORT YOU?
The counting movement of your fingers across the beads helps to ground yourself. Each one is unique and carries different energy. This kind of spiritual jewelry can support you in your daily life and your meditation practice by uplifting, balancing, harmonizing, protecting, and healing your energy system, as each of the malas made at Angels and Gurus contain yogic and angelic energy.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR MALA CLEAN
You can wear your mala all day and every day if you wish. The gemstones and Guru beads have open pores and high energy. To keep them clean you can let them rest overnight in a peaceful space. A few times per year you can hold the crystals under flowing and slightly cool water. If your tassel needs some refreshing you can clean your tassel as well under cool water and then straighten the silk or cotton with your fingers.
HOW CAN YOU ACTIVATE YOUR MALA?
Each and every mala is unique in its creation and energy. Our malas begin to activate themselves as soon as they make contact with the human energy system. Each one is created for a special person who will feel this through their own system when the energies begin to flow higher than usual. Give it love and you will feel how it activates itself again.
HOW CAN YOU KEEP YOUR MALA SAFE AND HANDLE IT RESPECTFULLY?
All malas are prayer necklaces and created in love, respect, prayers, and mantras. The owner can show respect by keeping their mala in a box or in a soft pouch when they are not wearing their mala. It is also respectful to remove your mala before using the restroom and be sure to take it off if you are creating a lot of sweat.