What is a mala?
Mala means "garland" in Sanskrit. Japa malas beads have been used by yogis for thousands of years.
A japa mala or, simply, mala is a string of 108 beads used for counting during mantra meditations. They also have a Guru bead with a tassel or a charm hanging from it. The tassel is considered the symbol of a thousand lotus petals and the charms a reminder of your intention.
What does this number represent, and why is it so important? We select some interesting facts:
How is a mala worn?
It’s up to you! You can wear your mala as a lovely necklace or you can also loop it multiple times around your wrist, wearing it as a beautiful bracelet.
Wearing a mala is a great way to let people know that you’re someone who wants to live a mindful life!