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Malas are more than just jewellery, because they have a traditional meaning in the spiritual tradition. High-quality malas in beautiful designs and bracelets with a special meaning as well can be found here at YOGISTAR. With a mala you can count the recited mantras, just as you can count prayers with a rosary Prayers with a rosary, or you can simply carry it with you as a kind of talisman with you. It is also very decorative! You can find beautiful malas of various kinds at YOGISTAR: whether you want a classic Rudraksha mala or prefer a mala made of semi-precious stones, you will find your favourite model here.

What is a mala?

Malas are ancient tools for mantra recitation and can also be worn on the body Worn on the body. As briefly indicated above, they are used in a similar way to a rosary similar to a rosary: The principle is the same - just as with the rosary after a bead after each prayer, the mala is passed on with each recited mantra a bead is slipped through the fingers with each recited mantra. Certain beads are are also said to have a subtle effect that is released in the process. This can range from the amplification of the recited mantra and its power to specific other energetic to specific other energetic effects. More about this in the next Section, which deals specifically with Rudraksha malas...

The traditional Mala: Beads = Rudraksha beads

Traditionally, mantra malas in India were made primarily from Rudraksha seeds.

The word "Rudraksha" means "the eye of Rudra", Rudra being a name for Shiva, the great yogi and Hindu god, in his fearsome form. In fact the beads (i.e. the dried seed ends of the tree Elaeocarpus ganitrus) have small "eyes". These small In the rudraksha seeds are also called "mukhi" ("face") face - and depending on how many of them there are, a special effect is attributed to them special effect is attributed to them. The rare Rudraksha malas with only one Mukhi, for example, are said to represent pure consciousness and are considered to be extremely auspicious. The very common 5-mukhi rudrakshas are associated with the the five elements of earth, fire, water, air and ether, and are often are often used with the hope of wish fulfilment. Also 6 mukhis are often found in the Rudraksha malas. These Rudrakshas are considered to be the source of the Energy of Shiva''s son Kartikeya. In general, the Rudraksha seeds are said to are said to wrap the wearer in a cocoon of his or her own energy, which is which can be advantageous if you travel a lot or are often in crowds and therefore in extreme Crowds and is therefore confronted to an extreme degree with all kinds of Foreign energies. Sages, seers and yogis of ancient times are said to have have already worn Rudkraksha-Mala.

The traditional mala has 108 beads. You can find this variant in our shop as well as a Rudraksha Mala with 54 beads and a Rudraksha bracelet

Individual Malas: Semi-precious stone malas and more

The beautiful semi-precious stone malas that you get at YOGISTAR are truly a delight for the eye and also for the soul. These Malas are simply exquisite and in addition to the precious Mala beads, some have Mala beads, they also have pendants with OM symbols or with the flower of life. Whether Amazonite, agate, garnet or quartz crystal, rose quartz, moonstone, jade or angel stone Jade or angel stone - the malas are available with a choice of different stones, so that everyone can find their favourite.

Whoever is familiar with semi-precious stones or with stone healing know that special effects are attributed to the different stones are attributed to the various stones. This is another reason why you can choose your personal mala if you are interested in this teaching are interested.

Vintage Malas

At YOGISTAR, be sure to also discover the designer malas with a vintage look.
The wooden beads have the special used-look charm due to a special treatment, and the tassels are optimally colour-coordinated. This makes this Mala collection is anything but "0815"... If you are looking for a particularly beautiful Mala, will love the Vintage Malas!

Bracelets: My Chakra

YOGISTAR offers bracelets of a special kind from "My Chakra" Chakra: similar to the stone malas, the power of the semi-precious The power of semi-precious stones to achieve a special effect. The bracelets bracelets are each focused on a specific chakra, for which a particular Stone has been chosen to help harmonise the chakra. In addition, the bracelets from My Chakra also look simply outstanding - delicate, but impressive!

Malas and bracelets from the YOGISTAR range not only bring a special not only bring a special beauty to your everyday life and make a great accessory, they also have accessories, they also have a special meaning that supports your spiritual lifestyle your spiritual lifestyle. Every day you can enjoy anew the noble and beautiful malas and bracelets! 

Interesting for those who wish to use their mala for mantra recitation: An article from the YOGA AKTUELL magazine...

In the rhythm of the heart
Study proves Health effect of mantra recitation and praying the rosary

Whoever recites a mantra or prays the rosary feels how inner peace spreads, how the breathing regulates itself and how the beat automatically automatically harmonises with the rhythm of the body. A study conducted at the University of Pavia in Italy proves that both the recitation of mantras and the Reciting mantras as well as the Christian equivalent of praying the rosary harmonise breathing with the rhythm of the heart and other cardiovascular rhythms Rhythms of the cardiovascular and nervous systems. Through both Practices reduced the breathing rate of the study participants to  6 breaths per minute, which is less than half the usual average

In the the study, the rosary was prayed with the Hail Mary recited in Latin Latin, with one person taking the part of the priest and another that of the congregation the other the part of the congregation. The mantra chosen was the Buddhist "Om mani padme om" was chosen as the mantra. The 23 participants neither knew about the aim of the investigation nor were they aware of the mantra Of the study, nor had they been taught the mantra beforehand in a special chant Chant, so that no distortions could arise from this bias. The study also measured the effect of free conversation on breathing on breathing. Here, too, a slight reduction in frequency could be Frequency, but the breathing did not settle into such a regular rhythm as it did rhythm as with mantra and rosary prayer. Thanks to the The latter, which is synchronised with the other rhythms of the body, wellbeing rhythms of the body, well-being and receptivity are promoted, according to the authors of the Authors of the study. Furthermore, the researchers point out that that in the long run, learned lowering of the breathing rate also slows down spontaneous breathing slows down spontaneous breathing.

The Similarities between praying the rosary and reciting mantras, which are usually which is mostly practised using malas - prayer chains similar to the rosary -  which are similar to the rosary, are striking. While they could be an indication of cross-cultural intuitive development of such beneficial practices, there is also evidence to suggest a historical connection historical context. According to this, Christianity could have adopted the practice from India india: The rosary was introduced to Europe by the Crusaders, who probably knew it from the Arabs who probably knew it from the Arabs. The latter, in turn, had become acquainted with the Mala Mantra practice of the Tibetan monks, who, according to their religion, prayed Mantra according to Indian custom Mantra recitation according to Indian custom.

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