What can a MALA be used for?
Malas have been around for thousands of years. They represent a connection that you have with the stones that resonate and they are a great meditation tool.
It's very easy to lose track when meditating especially with everything we pack onto our schedule these days. The world is in a constant state of busy, right NOW and trying to finish 10 projects by Friday schedule. I fall prey to this too from time to time.
Meditation can be intimidating.
The few comments I get when the subject comes up are;
- You want me to do what for 15 minutes?
- Do I have to sing or chant?
- Why would I do that? I don't have time.
First off, if you can just take 5 minutes out of the day to breathe on purpose well, you have scored some major brownie points with your brain. By the way, the brain is the boss and it is in your best interest to keep the brain happy and healthy. Yes there are foods that are great for your brain (please ask a Holistic Nutritionist or a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist like Catherine's Cabinet, Holly Warner Health or the Alternate Root) but the brain also needs exercise.
Malas can be a great aid as each stone represents a mantra that you can repeat over and over at least 108 times (using a neck mala) or roughly 25-35 times (wrist mala). I always like to stick with "Today I'm going to appreciate each person I run into." or "When in doubt dance it out."
Now, whether your intention is to seek strength, wisdom, love or patience. The mala that speaks to you or the mala that you create is significant to your meditation practice and can help you remember these intentions daily. There are so many positive possibilities to increase brain health, knowledge and to put together the pieces for your daily intentions. Sometimes we just need a tool to help center ourselves before we begin on that journey.
Join our Mystic Mala workshop November 26thand create your own neck mala and even a wrist mala to help with the holiday season and invite goodwill for the New Year. We will also learn about
- Mala anatomy
- Gemstone meanings and uses
- Meditation and mala uses
- How to keep you on the positive
- Delve into a mini yoga practice to honour our creative process.