HOW TO USE A MALA

meditation with a mala

~ Our mala beads are natural crystals that need cleansing and activation to bring their power to life. Please cleanse your new mala by placing it in the moonlight overnight, placing it in the sunlight for a few hours, or by saging it. Cleanse your mala regularly over the course of its lifetime. (Purchase sage here.)

~ Before wearing your mala for the first time, you'll want to activate the crystals. Hold your mala in your hand and ask that its power be activated to support you with your focus and intention. Be as specific as you'd like. 

~ Each time you put your mala on, remind yourself of the spiritual and healing properties of the stones and what you are cultivating by wearing these beads.

~ When using your mala, be sure to match your energy to the energy you are working to manifest. If a negative thought arises, notice it and let it go. Gently remind yourself that positive thoughts are what will amplify your energy, raise your vibration, and help you stay true to your intention.

~ If you have your mala on, touch the beads throughout the day to remind yourself of that intention.

~ Create a space in your home where you can meditate or reflect on your intentions. Place your mala here, along with other sacred items that support your positive intentions.

~ In japa (repetitive) meditation: sit comfortably holding your mala in your hand draped between your middle and index finger. Take a few deep, cleansing breaths and focus on your intention. Starting at the bead closest to the guru bead, use your thumb and middle finger (not your index finger) to count each gemstone bead, pulling the mala towards you as count. If you have a mantra or positive affirmation that you are working with, recite this (either silently or aloud) each time you pass a bead through your fingers. Or, simply inhale with one bead and exhale with the next. Do this 108 times until you arrive back at the guru bead. If you would like to continue your meditation, reverse direction instead of passing over the guru bead.

~ Using your mala in the same way for 40 days can help attune your energy with it for the best manifesting and intention setting results.

~ If you choose to wear your mala on your wrist, the right wrist is preferred.

~ However you choose to use your mala, using it in the same way for 40 days can help attune your energy with it for the best manifesting and intention setting results. 

"I have always been drawn to stones and crystals, but Radiant Malas introduced me to a more purposeful use of crystal energy. The quality of Kim and Kate's work is exceptional. The care and intention they dedicate to each mala is evident in every detail, from the selection of the beads and the pairing of the guru bead to the perfect knotting and tassel. Impeccable customer service matches the exquisite malas; thank you for adding focus and positivity to my practice in such a beautiful way." ~ Ingrid