One of the newest trends in yoga jewelry is the mala. Malas are strands of 108 beads plus a guru bead traditionally used for meditation and prayer. When it comes to mala, it is a matter of intention over design. Here is how you can choose the right mala for you.
- Shape – Find a mala with a shape that you connect with. Pick a mala whose shape you are drawn to.
- Intention – Determine the kind of direction you want in life. What do you want to create in life? How are you working on it? By asking yourself these questions, you are creating the kind of intention you want in life.
- Energy – The crystals used in mala beads each has its own individual energy. Choose mala beads whose energy aligns with your intention. A lot of malas will assist everyone on some level – see if you can find something that you connect with individually.
- Intuition – Was there a mala that you are strongly drawn to? This might just be the mala that is right for you. Trust your gut instincts!