Meditation Jewelry Spiritual Jewelry-
Anatomy of a Mala
Today I am sharing the meaning of the parts of a meditation mala or the anatomy of a mala. I create several mala styles in my shop. But, today I am concentrating on my two most popular malas, the Traditional mala and the T-Bar mala. A mala is a string of beads that includes two resting beads and a guru bead (located above the tassel in most styles) and it is used as a tool to aid in your practice of moving in the breath and the rhythm of your manta/prayer/recitation . There are 108 beads in a traditional mala with resting beads at the 21st and 7th bead on either end and a guru (summit bead) at the bottom center just above the tassel. T-bar malas have an extension of nine beads instead of the traditional guru bead just above the tassel. A mala is a string of beads used as a tool to help focus on meditation, count mantras, and pray.
The Gift Of Tranquility-
Sometimes you just have to admit that you can’t do it all no matter how hard you try. This is the realization I have admitted for this blog. I thank all who visited here and I do hope that you left with a little bit of inspiration. I appreciate all who follow me here. I believe this will be my last blog post here. I invite you visit me at Katherines Corner where I will soon have a meditation section available. Meanwhile I respectfully request that you continue to support small business and independent artists. Give someone you love the gift of tranquility this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and thank you.
Each handmade meditation mala in my shop is made just for you. I encourage custom orders and I offer two styles of mediation malas. Traditional 108 bead meditation malas and t bar malas with a 108 bead count and a ten bead extension. Both styles have resting beads at 7 and 21.
I create handmade meditation supplies for your lifestyle. Each item is made by my hands and a prayer is recited for the wearer.
Be Well Gifts.com is also a proud supplier of focus jewelry and meditation supplies for the sacred pregnancy community, yogis, yoga masters, labor and delivery, gurus and practitioners.
The Chakra is the center of spiritual power in your body, in yoga, or any of the centers of spiritual power in the body.The body has seven basic body chakras and a number of minor chakras. These are from the lowest to the highest:
1-The Root Chakra (base chakra)- is located at the base of the spine /color red
2-The Sacral Chakra(sexual center)-is located at the level of the sacral on the spine/color orange
3-The Personality Chakra( solar plexus) -located on the spine at the level of the solar plexus/color yellow
4-The Heart Chakra (cardiac center)-is located on the level of the breastbone/color green
5-The Expressive Chakra ( throat center) is located on the spine at the level of the throat/color blue
6-The Knowledge Chakra ( third eye) is located between the eyebrows/color indigo
7-The Crown Chakra-is located at the top of the head/color purple
The number of major chakras does vary in some instances;. Hindu yoga has six centers, but the greatest variation is in the minor chakras. In some regimes of therapy ten minor chakras are identified, and these are interconnected with the major chakras. An example of minor chakras is below.
one in the arch of each foot, connected to the first and third chakras
one in each knee joint, connected to the fifth and sixth chakras
one in each palm, connected to the second, third and fourth
chakras one in each elbow, connected to the second and third chakras
one below each shoulder, connected to the third and fifth chakras
Tree Of Life-
The Tree Of Life is like many symbols that can be interpreted in a variety of ways. For me, the tree of life is an illuminating symbol that far outreaches any simple dictionary definition. For me it represents the interconnection of heaven and earth, of life and planet, of oneness.
Also referred to as the sacred tree and the tree of knowledge it symbolizes the ultimate connection of one to another. In the Bible, the tree that grew in the Garden of Eden and produced a fruit that gave eternal life to anybody who ate it, was known as the Tree of Life Genesis 3:22-
Every symbol leads us to search within ourselves for its meaning to each of us.” All are one as we grow upwards from He ( our God) who is our root”-Katherine Corrigan