Malas & Chakra Jewelry

What is a Mala?

Mala beads are a string of beads traditionally used in prayer and meditation. They are also a beautiful reminder of our intentions.

Malas can be made from gemstones that match the intention of your yoga or meditation practice, and often malas are placed in shrines as a reminder of affirmations. Malas are also referred to as mala beads, Buddhist beads or Buddhist prayer beads.

There are several mala styles. Road to Happy malas are made with the traditional 108 beads plus a guru bead(s) and a charm, gemstone or tassel.

More than a fashion statement! Use your mala to enhance your meditation practice by following these steps:

  1. Choose a spot and sit comfortably with your spine straight and your eyes closed. Take a few deep breaths to center and align yourself with your intention.
  2. If you have one, use a mantra for this practice, chanting aloud or silently.
  3. Hold your mala in your right hand, draped between your middle and index fingers. Starting at the guru bead, use your thumb to count each smaller bead, pulling it toward you as you recite your mantra. Do this 108 times, traveling around the mala, until you once again reach the guru bead.
  4. If you want to continue the meditation, instead of passing over the guru bead, simply reverse direction and begin again.

*Please note that most Road to Happy Malas are one of a kind and may appear slightly different than photos due to the coloring of each gemstone strand etc.