Malas are so personal and powerful. Choosing a Mala expressly for you or a loved one can result to be a difficult task. When it comes to designing mala beads, I take great consideration and I imagine the person who might be wearing it one day. Malas are very meaningful. Here is a list ok key point which will help you to answer “How to choose a Mala ?”
What will be the use of your mala?
It is important to consider the use of your mala beads. They serve a variety of different purposes.
Some people use them strictly for meditation, counting mantras and using the Mala as a tool to keep focused. Malas are hanging on an altar when they are not in use.
Some people enjoy wearing Malas during Yoga practice.
Also, Malas can be used as a daily reminder of your intentions, of what we want to manifest in our lives.
What are your intentions in life?
When it comes to selecting material, I take great consideration to use only high quality semi-precious gemstones and sacred seeds. Gemstones are believed to be alive entities and to provide mystic healing powers to those who wear them.
You should consider which gemstones are said to support the intentions you are seeking.
CALMING, BALANCING – Aquamarine, Amethyst, Hematite, Jade, Jasper, Chalcedony, and Moonstone
CONFIDENCE, STRENGTH – Fire Agate, Aventurine, Carnelian, Garnet, Ruby, Sodalite
PROSPERITY, LUCK – Citrine, Jade, Chrysophase, Aventurine
CREATIVITY – Carnelian, Chalcedony,Sodalite
COMMUNICATION – Apatite, Chrysocolla, Citrine, Sapphire, Copper, Prehnite
INTUITION – Turquoise, Opal, Lapis Lazuli, Aqua Aura, Amethyst
One you know how you will use your mala beads and what gemstones support the intentions you are seeking, then browse and let the designs speak to you.