Coach says that many peeps use mala bead necklaces or bracelets for meditation or prayer. Coach LOVES Rudraksha!
Light Brown Rudraksha is the seed of a particular tree species which usually grows at a certain altitude in the mountains – mainly in the Himalayan region. Unfortunately, most of these trees were used to make railway sleepers, so there are very few of them remaining in India. Today, they are mostly found in Nepal, Burma, Thailand or Indonesia. They are there in some parts of the Western Ghats in South India, but the best quality ones come from a certain altitude in Himalayas because somehow the soil, atmosphere, and everything influences it. These seeds have a very unique vibration.
- Size: Approx. 21x10.5x3.8cm.
- Rudraksham are effective in controlling stress, thus help in eradicating worries and blessing the wearer with greater peace of mind.
- The Rudraksha Beads have been worn by the yogis for thousands of years for the fearless life on their path to Enlightenment and liberation.
Here is a mala practice you might want to try that is simple, easy, and enjoyable. Follow these 8 steps to get started:
- Clarify the intention of your practice and choose your mantra, prayer or affirmation.
- Find a comfortable space and sit quietly in a cross legged position.
- Close your eyes and observe the speed and depth of your natural breath.
- Begin to breathe deeply and bring your focus and attention onto your mantra or affirmation.
- Hang the first mala bead gently on the middle or ring finger of your right hand.
- Place your thumb on the guru bead and begin reciting your mantra.
- At the end of the mantra push the mala bead away with your thumb and move onto the next bead for another round. Continue until you reach a count on 7, 21, 27, or 108 AND some beads are in strands of 216 beads.
- If you wish to do another round of mantras or affirmations, do not skip over the guru bead. Instead, turn the mala around and move in the opposite direction.