Mala Necklace Collection
Welcome to Moon Dance Charms, where we believe in the power of natural stones to enhance your spiritual journey. Our Mala Necklace Collection features a wide variety of 108 Beads carefully handcrafted using soulful natural stones. Each necklace is designed to bring balance and peace to your life, activating the heart's power and enhancing your meditations.
Our Mala Beads 108 Necklaces are more than just beautiful accessories. They are tools for setting your intentions and connecting with the universe. Our necklaces are suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners alike, offering a supportive tool to deepen your spiritual practices.
At Moon Dance Charms, we believe that every detail matters. That's why each Meditation Necklace is made with care and attention to detail. From the quality of the natural stones to the craftsmanship of the necklace itself, we ensure that every element is just right.
Our mala prayer beads are handcrafted using a variety of materials, including semi-precious gemstones, rudraksha, different sorts of woods, stone pendants, bone, cotton, silk, and hemp tassels. We take pride in our unique gemstone yoga jewelry, which is handcrafted and strung by female artisans.
Our collection includes both 27-bead mala bracelets and 108-bead mala necklaces, allowing you to choose the perfect accessory for your meditations
In addition to our handcrafted malas, we also import Buddhist prayer beads and Hindu prayer beads from India and Nepal, offering a wide variety of options to suit your preferences. All of our beads are purified and blessed before we send them off to you, ensuring that they are infused with positive energy.
Our mala Beads are designed not only for mantra meditation practices but also as beautiful accessories that you can wear every day. Inspired by traditional yoga and meditation practices from Buddhist and Tibetan cultures, our malas are hand knotted and feature tassels, a guru or meru bead, and 108 counting beads, making them an almost essential tool for your spiritual journey.
Explore our collection of malas and discover the perfect accessory to enhance your spiritual journey or everyday wear. At our store, we believe that every bead holds a story, and we're honored to be a part of yours.
Please enjoy our collection of Malas and discover the perfect tool for your meditations. And if you like the subject, read in our blog the Mala Beads Color Meaning
What is the meaning of a mala necklace?
Malas, also known as yoga beads, meditation beads, Buddhist necklace, or Japa Malas, typically consists of 108 beads and are often used to enrich spiritual practices. The term "mala" comes from the Sanskrit word for garland. It's common to see people using malas during yoga and meditation practices.
Is it OK to wear mala beads? Which are the benefits of using Mala Beads?
Yes, no doubt about it. Here are some of the benefits of wearing mala beads:
- Helps you focus and improve attention during meditation
- Great for beginners to use as tools for practicing meditation
- Helps you be intentional with your meditation and yoga practice
- Reduces stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms
- Improves blood flow to the brain, which helps regulate bodily functions
- Can have lasting impacts later in life when starting mindfulness early
- Helps you focus and improve attention during meditation
Why are there 108 beads in a mala necklace?
The number 108 has various meanings across different philosophical, scientific, and religious beliefs. Some of the explanations for why malas have 108 beads include the number of energy lines converging to form the heart chakra, the diameter and distance of the sun and moon from Earth, the number of planets and houses in astrology, and the powers of 1, 2, and 3 in math. Additionally, 108 is considered a Harshad number and is associated with the sacred River Ganga and pranayama meditation.
How do you activate a mala necklace?
Activating a mala necklace is a personal process and can differ depending on the intention and beliefs of the individual. However, here are some common ways to activate a mala necklace:
- Set your intention: Before using your mala beads, it is essential to set your intention for the practice. It could be anything from reducing stress to manifesting abundance.
- Cleanse the mala: It's recommended to cleanse the mala beads before using them to remove any negative energy that may have accumulated. You can cleanse the mala by smudging it with sage, palo santo, or by placing it in the moonlight or sunlight.
- Connect with your mala: Hold the mala in your dominant hand and take a few deep breaths. Settle into a comfortable position and start running the beads through your fingers, beginning at the guru bead.
- Repeat your mantra: Choose a mantra or affirmation that aligns with your intention and start repeating it as you move through the beads, using your thumb to count each bead. It's recommended to repeat the mantra at least 108 times to complete one full cycle.
- End your practice: Once you have completed the full cycle, return to the guru bead and take a moment to reflect on your practice.
Which wrist should I wear my mala on?
Malas are traditionally worn on the right wrist in Hindu and Buddhist traditions because the right hand is considered more sacred and wearing the mala on the right hand is believed to enhance the flow of energy.
What happens when mala beads break?
It is normal for malas to break over time, especially with regular use. When a mala breaks, it is a good sign of progress on someone's spiritual journey, therefore a great moment to reflect on its blessings.
Can mala beads get wet?
While mala beads can get wet, it's better not to expose them to water because it may cause damage to the beads, string, and tassel. In case your mala does get wet, it's best to dry it quickly.
Can you give mala beads as a gift?
Giving Mala beads as a present is a great idea, especially for those who incorporate spirituality into their everyday routines, for instance you can give it to your girlfriend that loves yoga etc.
Can you sleep with mala beads?
Is recommended to not wear malas while sleep according to Buddhist tradition.
Do you have to knot mala?
You don’t have to, but knotting the malas strengthens them. Besides, it makes some space between beads.
How can you tell if mala beads are real?
Authentic Malas must have a guru bead, a tassel, and a strand of 108 beads. Besides, authentic mala beads are mostly made from natural materials like gemstones, wood, or seeds, rather than synthetic or plastic materials.
Can you wear mala beads in public?
Yes, you can wear them in public. Some Buddhists wear their malas as a necklace, showing the beads as a sign that they are a qualified teacher.
Some other ones wear malas, either visible to the public or worn underneath their clothes, making no distinction
Are mala beads Catholic?
No, Malas are traditionally associated with Indian religions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. In recent years, they have also become a popular fashion item, with no religious meaning attached to them.
How do I choose a mala?
To choose your mala, try to use your intuition and think about what you would like to achieve. Then find a mala that helps you reach those intentions. By closing your eyes, breathing deeply, and focusing on your inner guidance.
Do mala beads have to be blessed?
No, they don't have to be blessed, but Blessing the malas will charge them with a sacred energy of pure compassion, joy, courage, and wisdom.
Can mala beads touch the floor?
Malas should not come into contact with the floor, as this can take away its energy and intentions. If this happens, it is recommended to cleanse the Mala.
What color beads are for protection?
Black. Black beads signify protection, strength, good fortune, vigor, and health.
Why is 108 viewed as a holy number?
In Hinduism, 108 is associated with creation, spirituality, and meditation.
108 appears in natural phenomena, such as the relationships between the Sun, Earth, and Moon. The River Ganga and Stonehenge are also associated with 108.
Which mala is good for wealth?
The mala beads associated with abundance and prosperity are made using Jade, African jade, Black Onyx, Black Obsidian, Black Tourmaline
We hope our malas serve as a powerful reminder to be in the present moment and embody peace, love, and compassion. More information and interesting facts about them are in our blog otherwise enjoy our collection.
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