We are often asked what is a Mala. A simple and fair description would be a physical reminder of the heart’s intentions. It all starts with Intention. Malas have originally been a powerful awakening tool for ancient yogis. When they first appeared they were called ‘prayer beads’ and they were found in many spiritual traditions. Ever since Malas have been used as powerful tools supporting our spiritual practice by bringing us back to the present moment.
How have Malas evolved over time?
While the original Malas were made out of various seeds, and were therefore similar to each other, over time, more and more Malas were created out of crystals and various mineral gemstones. In this way, it was suddenly possible to harness the powerful properties of Earth’s stones into a more unique purpose, tailored to the needs of the wearer.
As we learn more and more about the healing properties and energies of stones, we are able to create Malas that are personal, meaningful, inspirational, and at the same time beautiful.
What Makes Manipura Malas unique?
As real lovers of Earth’s gemstones, we are fascinated by their colors, shapes, and beauty. Crystals and gemstones have been used for centuries in many civilizations as amulets, adornments and in many cases - for health. At Manipura we use gemstones to make extraordinary Malas. We do it because we believe in their potent healing properties, and sharing them with people has become a source of great joy and life purpose for us.
Manipura Malas are made of 108 carefully selected beads of quality semi-precious gemstones and healing crystals. They are hand-knotted in a circular form, and grounded by a ‘guru bead’, or a pendant. They are often signed with a beautiful tassel and Manipura's Silver blessing charm.