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What is a Mala?

The word Mala is Sanskrit for "garland”. 

Mala beads have been used throughout history in various cultures and religions but are known by many different names, such as a rosary, prayer beads, and even worry beads. More then two-thirds of the world uses some type of counting beads as part of their spiritual practice.

Malas are usually made from gemstones, seeds, wood, and/or glass. They are mostly made from natural elements but can be made out of any material. 

Each element has spiritual and metaphysical properties that can aid in your life journey.

Mala Beads are a string of 27, 54, or 108 beads used for meditation, intention setting, or even just fashion.

Beads have had a powerful influence throughout human history. One of the oldest beads found dates back around 80,000 years ago.  Beads have been used throughout time as protection talismans, status symbols, spiritual tools, amulets for luck and courage, and even a form of money through bartering. Beads and gemstones now symbolize relationships, physical, magical and supernatural power, and world views and cultures.

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