Are you shopping for your perfect set of mala prayer beads, but looking for advice on how to pick one? It’s a beautiful process, and we’re here to help.
Before you start looking at the beads, please remember that a mala represents something different to each individual. You may be shopping for a meditation tool, jewelry to remind you of those intentions you've set for yourself, or maybe you are searching for a stone that inspires you. Whatever your reasons have led you to buy a mala, don’t judge or compare. Embrace your calling, and let it guide you in your choice.
Mala beads are more than just necklaces and bracelets. Each piece is a meditation tool that people have used for centuries. They inspire you to pause, breathe and center yourself. They motivate you to devote a little part of each day to self-care and compassion.
So how do you choose a mala? Here's our advice:
Does it attract you?
Things that you are attracted to are an integral part of your healing process. Take a moment to observe the things you find beautiful. Develop your own personal aesthetic. Meditate on this and strive to see beauty in everything. Surrounding yourself with beautiful and uplifting things is very powerful.
What's your favorite color?
What color do you wear most often? Which colors are you drawn to? What color are your favorite foods and scents? Life is full of color, and like other things on your spiritual path it has meaning. You want to choose a mala
that you will use and wear often so choose a stone color that you are drawn too and can see being a staple.
What are your goals?
Hold the vision and trust the process. What do you want to create in your life? What are you working on? What do you truly desire? What are you struggling with? Ask yourself these questions and see if they guide to what you want to create as your intention. Once you get clear on what you want your intention to be, you will create a clear path. The process will be intensely empowering.
Is there a gemstone you're looking for?
Each gemstone that we use in our mala beads
is believed to emit its own special vibration and healing energy. Gemstones are to be worn near the chakras, which are energy centers of the body. Make sure that this 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.
Pick one you like!
When in doubt, trust your vibes! What was the first mala you were originally drawn to? Which mala
do you keep thinking about? Which one jumps off of the page? This is most likely the perfect mala for you! The more you trust your intuition, the stronger it gets. Choosing a mala is a combination of all of these factors – most importantly follow your intuition and follow your heart.