Malas are traditionally used for repeating mantras in meditation, symbolizing a spiritual connection. They have been used for thousands of years in various ways across cultures. The common thread is their symbolism of living intentionally and inspiring connection with Divine Spirit, whether you like to call that God, the Universe or something else... it's that recognition that we are part of a larger web of life, that we are all connected, and that there is an energy greater than ourselves holding it all together... an energy we can trust for guidance.
I started making jewelry when I was a young girl, following in my mother's footsteps. I loved the creativity involved, and working with my hands. I also adore the self-expression of getting dressed everyday, an art of which clothing and accessories become the medium. When I fell in love with vinyasa yoga and began teaching in 2010, my love for jewelry making came back into my life. Every mala I create is infused with my love and passion for yoga, art, healing, and spirituality. All of these things involve the desire to raise our awareness in order to live our happiest lives and be the highest, best version of ourselves possible everyday.
Why 108? Every mala necklace I create is in the Eastern tradition of 108 stones plus one "guru bead" around which the other 108 beads turn like the planets around the sun. 108 has long been considered a sacred number representing the whole of existence. Learn more about 108 here.
You can use your mala in meditation or just wear it as a symbol of your current intentions in life. All my designs are 100% original. Every piece is slightly different, making them all one of a kind. When choosing a mala, allow your intuition to guide you. Which one are you immediately drawn to? Start there and then learn about the stones to see what they symbolize. You will understand at that point why you chose it.
May the moon light your path and remind you of the ever changing nature of life.