All jewelry is handmade with love and attention to detail. Malas are all hand-knotted and contain 108 beads unless otherwise noted. There is a variety of jewelry pieces to choose from: dainty crystal necklaces and chokers, small and large mala necklaces, hemp wrapped crystals, and unique bracelets. You can also mix and match the mala necklaces with any piece of jewelry or crystal in the shop. Jewelry is meant to be layered and mixed and matched with your unique taste. And if you are deeply connected to the ocean there are necklaces made with shells from the beach that come with natural holes already present. All jewelry is cleansed with sage or palo santo.
What is a mala or rosary?
A mala or rosary is an ancient spiritual tool to help count your prayers or mantras during meditation. In the East (where Hinduism and Buddhism is widely practiced) a rosary is called a mala consisting of 108 beads. In the west, it is known as a rosary where the Catholic Church adopted fifty-four beads, which is one half of a mala. Although the name of this spiritual tool can vary, the intention is still the same - a sacred tool for the repetition of mantra or prayer. “Mantras, also known as simple chants, are short phrases packed with energy and intention - specifically designed to generate powerful sound waves that promote healing, insight, creativity, and spiritual growth.”
Traditional malas contain 108 beads because “Vedic teachings state that there are 108 principal astral channels leading from the heart’s subtle body to the rest of the subtle body, also known as astral nerve tubes or blood veins. Saying a mantra 108 times sends energy into each of the channels.” That is why when people listen and sing to music with sacred chants they often feel relaxed and at peace. There is a vibration created within every cell, freeing any internal knots of blockages. And this is why singing is so healing - it raises the vibration within your body, liberates your throat chakra and expression. If you would like to learn more about mantras please check out our Mantra, Movement, and Meditation Workshops.
- Words by Thomas Ashley Farrand in Healing Mantras