This mala is named after Patanjali. Patanjali is the founder of the classical forms of Yoga that advocate the importance and the path to true meditation. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra’s are the most revered text guideing Yogis today- at the outset he explains that; “Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence’. Nothing could describe Classical Yoga more precisely.
This mala bead necklace is traditionally used as a tool for mantra chanting and meditation. Today we also wear them as yoga jewellery and healing jewellery.
Each crystal bead in this mala has metaphysical therapeutic qualities that benefit the wearer.
Crystal Healing Benefits
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Picture Jasper: Grounding and Harmonizing. 1stChakra
Smoky Quartz: Eases anxiety and Grounds. 1st Chakra
Rudraksha Seed: Traditional Indian seed said to have metaphysical benefits such a relieving tension and giving clarity to voice.
The mala was hand strung by us in New Delhi, India and finished with our signature Ahimsa (cruelty free) silk tassel.
This mala also comes in a Khadi (organic cotton) pouch which is block printed with vegetable dyes and sewn by our friends SEW NEW FUTURES, a NGO that provides skills trainings to underprivileged young women in New Delhi.
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A mala was traditionally seen as a sacred object and not shown to anyone.
Today we like to wear and absorb the healing vibrations of the crystals, but remember that this is still a sacred object. Treat your mala like you would treat a photo of your teacher, with care and respect.
Our malas as strung on high-grade wire or knotted on fine cotton thread. Please do not put your mala into water, as this will degrade the wire or the cotton string.
You can wash your tassel (only your tassel!) in a little warm water with some baby (or other soft) shampoo. Gently tease out any tangles with a comb after drying.
Certain crystals will loose colour if placed in direct sunlight. Protect your mala in the cloth pouch provided.
Crystals absorb vibrations and it is a good idea to cleanse your crystals once a month either with smoke from incense or by placing your mala under the rays of the full moon outside or on the windowsill.