Mala Necklaces

More Than Just a Pretty Accessory!

What is a Mala?

Mala is the Sanskrit word for “garland”, and is also known as prayer beads, rosary beads, yoga beads, or japa malas. They are traditionally a string of 108 beads that are used in a practice called japa meditation, and other prayer or meditation practices, to count mantra repetition. The use of prayer beads goes back thousands of years and shows up in countless religions.

Why 108 Beads?

The number 108 is significant in many ways. It is thought to be the numerical equivalent of “Om”, the sound of creation. There are 108 characters in the Sanskrit alphabet. There are 108 energy lines that lead to the heart. It is also said that the number “1” represents the path in life, number “0” represents the cyclical nature of life, and the number “8” represents infinity.

Why are Malas Significant to ME?

I struggle with meditation. I have a humanly over-active mind, coupled with focus issues stemmed from depression, anxiety, PTSD…as do many people. I was introduced to japa meditation during my second Yoga Teacher Training and blessed with a workshop on mala making. I had been practicing different methods of meditation for years, and also have a long history of jewelry making, but those two paths never crossed until this year. Utilizing my mala during meditation has helped significantly to improve my focus by giving me a tangible aspect to my practice. The act of creating these beautiful malas has become a meditative practice all in itself, which is helpful in my journey to find healing from TBIs, as well as being a helpful physical therapy for recovery post carpal tunnel surgery. All in all, malas have become a very important aspect in my daily living.

See What’s Available!

Check out the store and shop the ever-changing inventory!

Order Yours Today!

I am currently taking orders for custom made mala necklaces!

If you have an intention, or chakra you are working with and would like a custom mala to help amplify your practice, let me know!

Browse Existing Designs!

If you’ve checked out my available inventory and didn’t find anything that you felt connected to and you’d like to check out past designs for possible inspiration, you can check out my Facebook page and check out the “Malas” Album for all my past designs!

Go Deeper.

If you are interested in a more intuitive experience in finding a very personalized mala to help aide you on your spiritual path, join me for a Personalized Mala Ceremony. The ceremony may look different for each individual, but can incorporate oracle card readings, guided meditation, crystal bowls, journaling, intention setting, chanting, and mala activation.

This experience is split up into two meetings. The first meeting is when the intuitive magic happens, when your mala begins to choose you. Then 1-2 weeks later (depending on bead availability and shipping situations) once your mala is complete, we meet again to receive and connect with your mala. At that time, I will also teach you how you can incorporate your new mala into a meditation practice, and I will also explain cleansing and care for your special mala. Each meeting is expected to be about sixty minutes.

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Thank you for encouraging me to share my light!

© 2021 Stephanie Antonia Yoga & Wellness

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