Black Howlite & Natural Wood Mala
Natural colours make up this beautiful mala. Perfect for your meditation practice 🙏
~even when it's roots are in the dirtiest waters, the lotus produces the most beautiful flower~
Handcrafted, this mala consists of:
- 108 beads made up of Black Howlite & Natural Wood
- 8 gold coloured spacer beads
- 1 wooden guru bead
- 5 tower beads
- 1 ivory tassel
- 1 gold coloured Lotus charm
- hemp cording
From tip of the tassel to the top of the folded mala, it is 21" long.
Howlite is a calming and soothing stone that encourages emotional expression and reduces tension, anxiety, stress & rage. It opens us to wisdom and enlightenment and is associated with the crown chakra:
The Crown Chakra: (Sahasrara) The crown chakra is the source of consciousness that connects our spiritual and mental selves to the universe around us and to a higher energy. Location: crown of the head - Colour: violet or white - Mantra: (silence)
Pure of heart & mind, the lotus flower represents enlightenment and new beginnings while remaining grounded. We remember our roots and where we came from, and our ability, like the lotus flower, to rise above.
The single bead with three connections at the center base of your mala.
This is your starting and your ending point.
The Guru Bead is your teacher. It is said to hold your prayers and intentions. When using your mala for meditation, begin by holding the guru bead and setting your intention for your practice.
HOW TO USE YOUR BEADS
108 is a sacred number, and is represented in your mala with the 108 beads above the guru bead. When taking time for reflection or meditation, begin by holding your guru bead with your right hand, between your thumb and middle finger and connecting to your breath as you set your intention or mantra. (Avoid holding the beads with your index finger as this signifies ego.) This can be anything you choose. From a single word that has a special meaning to you in that moment, a phrase that brings you the energy you require, or a symbol that ignites something in you. Once your intention is set, move your thumb and middle finger to the first bead and recite or envision your mantra or symbol. A mantra, word or phrase, may be thought, or spoken aloud. Feel the bead and turn it between the thumb and middle finger as you take a full breath. Repeat this with each of the 108 beads, reciting the same mantra, committing to the same intention and taking a deep breath. When you return to your guru bead, completing the circle, seal your intention by holding the guru bead once again for a few more breaths to end your practice. On your mala, there are spacer beads that you will pass during your practice. When you come to a counter bead, use it to return to your original mantra or intention, as it is in our nature to allow the mind to wander. If you have remained focused to this point, then simply pass the counter bead, using it as a marker to know where you are in your practice.