Mika is thrilled to announce our Mala line has been launched! Our Malas have been specially crafted with a great deal of love and intention by our friend Ky Gabriel. Malas are more then a yogi accessory, they make a great tool for meditation, intention and anything you are working with. Here is a small introduction to the OMazingness of the Mika Malas.
Malas aid in one form of meditation called Japa meditation. Japa assists in clearing and relaxing the mind & spirit through reciting mantras or affirmations. Mala beads help you to stay focused and keep count of the mantras and/or affirmations you are working with.
Malas have 108 beads plus a Guru bead attached to the tassel. 108 is a sacred number that represents the wholeness of existence. There are 108 sacred places of the body & there are 108 main veins that go from the heart to all the extremities. It is said, after reciting a mantra 108 times you have purified your body.
The Guru bead, also called the Meru (mountain) bead, reminds us of the higher wisdom that is always guiding us along our journey. The Mika Malas have a very special Guru bead - a Rudraksha seed. This seed represents the eye of Shiva and is said to contain sacred cosmic energy as well as ward off negativity. The Guru bead provides a starting and ending point as you meditate.
How to use your Mala beads
There is no right or wrong way to use your Mala beads. It is about the energy and feeling good, not about being perfect. I use my Malas by starting at the bead next to the Guru bead. Slowly on each bead I say the mantra or affirmation I want to meditate with until I get back around to the Guru bead. You can use your Malas to cultivate certain qualities you want more of in your life; peace, love, patience, energy, anything! Malas can also be used for releasing what is not serving you; troubles, negativity or overcoming bad habits. Any negativity you have given up to the Mala can be cleansed with crystals, especially Selenite.
Here are some mantras I love to work with if you aren't quite sure where to start. Keep in mind you can use any words or affirmations that speak to you or that you want to work with. I also love to work in my gratitude practice with the Malas by saying something I am grateful for on each bead. Whatever works for you :)
Lila Hum - I am playful
OM - sound of the universe
Aham Prema - I am love
Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu - May all beings everywhere be happy & free!
I am enough, I have enough, I do enough
Give ● Recieve ● Balance
Where you wear your Mala beads does have energetic significance.
Right Wrist: Giving energy, in service, sun energy, masculine energy
Left Wrist: Receiving energy, moon energy, feminine energy
Necklace: Balancing energy
We hope enjoy the unique Mika Malas and keep shining!