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What Are Mala Beads?

What are Mala Beads?

The word Mala in Sanskrit is 'Garland' a string of knotted or hand strung beads used for meditation where which they are used to help count & recite sacred mantras. They are sometimes called japa beads, yoga beads, prayer beads or rosaries beads. Mala beads have been used traditionally for thousands of years in many religious practices during prayer & meditation, however you do not need to be religious to benefit from the use of Mala Beads. In this age they are still used for meditation & in mantra/affirmation work however not everyone who owns a set of Mala beads use them in meditation, many are simply drawn to wear them purely for their healing & protective energies. Depending on the gemstones & materials used to make up the Mala will determine the healing energies. Working with Mala beads can help you achieve important goals & states of being, they are spiritual tools to help focus & direct you on your path.