Do you meditate regularly? If so, then you definitely do whatever it takes for your body and mind. Continue reading 4 Steps To Use Mala Beads For Meditation
But have you ever tried Mala beads as your meditation aid? No? Well, mala meditation has been used for centuries in Hinduism and Buddhism. To learn more about this simple and effective meditation tool, go through the rest of the publication:
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What are the pearls of Meditation Mala?
Mala Meditation is also known as ‘Mala Beads’. It is a simple chain of “pearls” made of rudraksha seeds, basil wood (tulsi), Bodhi seeds, sandalwood, crystal, precious stones, etc. Each of them subtly influences the user’s mind.
The most common meditation males include 108 beads with a “heel of apex” named “summer”. Mala meditation can be 27 or 21 beads, which you can use for shorter meditation practices. Mala is basically used as a meditation accessory to keep the count and focus on practice as it can absorb the “vibrations” of the “mantras” that are pronounced during the process.
What Do The Mala Beads Signify In Meditation?
- One thing that intrigues people is the number 108. What does this number mean? There are many reasons behind this sacred number. However, we will talk about the most common ones here:
- The number 108 is considered a number “Harshad” (meaning “great joy” in Sanskrit) because it is an integer that can be divided exactly by the sum total of its individual digits.
- There are 108 energy lines in our body that converge to create the intersection of the ‘Heart Chakra’.
- It has supposed that achieving optimal peace & tranquility by meditation means taking only 108 breaths a day, which is one of the best ways to self-enlighten.
- Our subtle human body is defined by 108 points, called marmas or energy intersections of 3 lines. Basically, our body comprises of fifty-four marmas of this genus & every has two forms: Shiva (masculine form) & Shakti (feminine form), having a total of (54 X 2) = 108 points.
How to use Mala beads for meditation?
- Mala beads are used to count the mantras during meditation. It is an extremely simple and simple method. Here are the steps you should follow:
- Begin to identify your meditation goal and choose your “mantra” (word or affirmation phrase) accordingly.
- Choose a quiet and comfortable place to practice meditation. Sit right on the floor with your legs crossed and eyes closed. Take deep breaths while pronouncing your selected mantra and concentrating completely on it.
- Hold the mala meditation in your right hand so that its first cord is between your thumb and finger. You must put your thumb on the “summer” (cordon of the summit) while reciting the mantra and push the pearls one by one in order to go all along the mala by a single rotation. Stop once you have completed the entire loop and you get to the summer again.
- You should never spend the summer. If you want to repeat your practice, just advance by turning the mala.
- Also, never let your index finger come in contact with the mala as it symbolizes our “ego” and is not advisable to hold the sacred beads.
Why use Mala beads for meditation?
- Now, let’s quickly examine the benefits of using mala beads for practicing meditation. Being a wonderful accessory in meditation, it can help us in the following way:
- It calms and conditions the body, mind, and spirit by diverting all kinds of distractions and fantasies.
- It illuminates our psyche and works as the perfect gateway to our upper interior.
- This enhances our attention during the practice of meditation, which makes us more focused.
- Therefore if you need to get the most out of the meditation routine, comprise mala beads in it.
- Do you use accessories during meditation? Share us in the comments section.