How To Wear Mala Bracelets

August 10, 2018

How To Wear Mala Bracelets

 

Mala bracelets are a popular and well known fashion accessory which are made up of string of beads and are traditionally used for prayers and meditations. They were inspired by Hinduism and Buddhism. 

Bracelets inspired by Buddhism are often referred to as Buddhist beads or Buddhist prayer beads. The Hinduism inspired bracelets are traditionally composed of 108 beads with the 109th representing a deity, which is otherwise known as "guru". They are made up of with different materials. The Buddhists make use of different types of wood in making this accessory, such as sandalwood and rosewood while the Hindus make use of rudraksha (a protective seed which is considered holy) in making them. 

However, in contemporary use, Mala Bracelets are an a multi-purpose accessory unique to every wearer, ranging from religious beliefs to being used as a fashion accessory. 

Read on to find out about the different kinds of Mala Bracelets and how they can serve as a fashion accessory. 

Kinds of Mala Bracelets 

  • Chakra 
  • Elephant 
  • Buddha 
  • Owl 

Chakra Bracelets: 

Featuring Tourmaline and Garnet Root Chakra Bracelet

Chakra is a Sanskrit word which means 'a wheel or a disk' and it can also refer to the wheels of energy in the body. There are seven (7) major Chakras arranged along the spinal cordfrom the bottom to the top, they include the following: Muladhara, Svadhisthana, Nabhi-Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddhi, Ajna, and Sahasrara.

The Chakra Bracelets consist of about 18 or more wooden, resin, or lava beads and they can serve as a unisex fashion accessory as well as a tool for meditationThe polished and beautiful main stones in Chakra bracelets represent the seven chakra: Red (Muladhara), Orange (Svadhishthana), Yellow (Manipura), Green (Anahata), Blue (Vishuddha), Indigo (Ajna), and Violet (Sahasrara). 

You can present this beautiful fashion accessory to your loved ones as a holiday gift or use them to amp up your festival outfits.  

Think fashion, think Chakra Bracelets! 

Elephant Bracelets: 

Featuring Lapis Lazuli Elephant Charm Bracelet

Elephants are beautiful animals that are as mighty spiritually as they are physically. They are positively oriented which is the main reason elephants represent Ganesha (the God of luck and fortune) to the Hindus. They also represent strength, honor, stability and tenacity. 

The elephant bracelets comprise of not only a beautiful elephant charm but also some precious gemstones of different colors, such as Rose Quartz, Jasper, African Turquoise, Unakite, Lapis Lazuli, and also Aqua Amazonite. 

These bracelets will go pretty well with elephant clothing if you love these gorgeous animals. They are known to ground and offer strength and conviction to the wearer so they make an excellent gift for spiritual loved ones.

Buddha Bracelets: 

The Buddha, otherwise known as Siddhartha Gautama was born in in a large family called the Shakyas in LumbiniRupandehi District of Nepal during the 6th century B.C. His father was the king ruling the tribe that was economically poor and geographically situated on the outskirts, while his mother died within a week of giving birth to him. He went on to become a spiritual leader who inspired the religion of Buddhism.

The Buddha bracelets usually come with a buddha charm or engraved buddha beads. Putting the bracelet on is believed to bring upon spiritual protection and peace to its wearer. Favorite precious stones used for making these bracelets are Amazonite, Amethyst, Tassels, Moss Agate, and Black Onyx, among others. 

Every one of these Buddha bracelets are unique in their own way. Team them with a simple tank top and shorts outfit or wear them to your next yoga class, they would add peace to your practice and life.

Owl Bracelets: 

Featuring Hand Woven Leather Owl Bracelet

Owls symbolise feminine energy, wisdom and faith and the connection between them and the moon in the night sky has made owl bracelets the perfect goddess accessory. 

The bracelets are very beautiful with elegant owl charms in combination with some beads of Coral, Jasper, Lace Agate, and essential oil infused Lava Rocks as well as Wood.

These beads have been creatively constructed and when in combination with the owl charm, produce a lovely color palette which is a must have for boho lovers. These bracelets, when worn during yoga meditations add confidence, enhance spiritual energy, and keep you close to your center.

Should You Get A Mala Bracelet?

 

Pick a Mala bracelet with the right beads and stones that compliment your personality. You would be drawn to the right mala bracelet because of its energy. Picking the right one requires an equal amount of intuition and knowledge about beads.



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