A Mala is a string of beads that can be used for manifestation, meditational practices or a simple reminder of where you want your life to be heading. They are a tool to help recite mantras and act as a tactile guide as you meditate in silence by brushing your fingers gently over the smooth stones. Mala beads can be made of many different materials but the main ones are natural gemstones, sandalwood and Rudraksha seeds. Each person has their own specific need for their Mala’s. They can be used to aid reflection or as a reminder of intention whenever we reach down and touch them. When choosing your beads, it is important to find a set that calls to you, let your inner voice guide you when selecting one. A colour, a style or a certain healing stone can all be great reasons to choose a specific Mala. Whatever it is that inspires you make sure you listen to your inner voice. Remember Mala represents something different in all of us.
The tassel at the end of the Mala signifies many different parts all coming together to create one form. This represents our divine connection to the universe and with each other which is why is often used as the crowning piece.
Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite is also good for working with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration.