Handmade near the Ganges River in Rishikesh, India by women who are living in poverty and marginalized. The women, who I refer to as the Sisters of Rishikesh hand knot the malas using ancient traditional techniques. When you make an investment in a mala, you give back. You support holds space for the Sisters of Rishikesh to earn a living wage. Afterwards the malas journey to a temple, where each one is blessed by a Hindu Priest activating the medicine of the beads.
Each bead is 8 mm and carefully selected to ensure all gemstones are natural. Sandalwood beads are aromatic and ethically sourced from a plantation, not harvested from the forest. Made from 108 beads, a spiritual number in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Yogic traditions. Features a stunning faceted Clear Quartz Guru Bead that shimmers. Lovingly hand knotted using all natural cotton cord, as synthetic and silk threads are not eco-friendly. Approximately 21 inches in length, including the dual coloured tassel: red + burgundy.
GEMSTONES & SANDALWOOD
Specific semi-precious gemstones were chosen to support the intention: I am! However, the Root Chakra Mala may speak to you for another purpose.
Garnet activates dormant Kundalini energy held at the base of the spin where the Root Chakra is located. As a healing stone, garnet draws in stability by releasing worry, anxiety, and fear, which assists with making one feel safe & secure.
Clear quartz assists with amplifying energy and increasing concentration. Thus is an excellent stone for meditating and accessing your Higher-SELF. Crystal quartz purifies the mind, body, and soul to strength your aura.
Sandalwood attracts positive energy and increases optimism. The beautiful scent of the wooden beads will help you maintain alertness while meditating and also manifesting your desires.
Please note that crystals and sandalwood can aide in your wellness, but do not replace the advice of a healthcare professional. Allow for slight variations and imperfections, as the semi-precious stones and sandalwood are made by nature.
WHO IS THE ROOT CHAKRA MALA FOR?
Those seeking to ground, protect, or strengthen boundaries. And, also to connect with the Element of Earth!
In Sanskrit, Muladhara means “root support” which explains why it is known as the Root Chakra. Associated with the colour red, your Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine, between the perineum and the coccyx. The Root Chakra is connected to the skeletal frame, teeth, and large colon. The Kundalini energies of Shiva and Shakti awaken at the Base Chakra.
The energy of the Root Chakra is strongly connected to the Earth, which provides you with all your basic needs: food, shelter, and your kindred circle. The Root Chakra governs the sense of smell, which is one of the strongest senses a human has.
When your Root Chakra is out of balance, you may feel ungrounded, have weak boundaries, poor focus, family issues, experience anxiety, or financial difficulties. To stimulate your Muladhara, connect with the Earth through nature, eat red coloured foods, wear red clothing, or use red + black crystals. You can also say the seed mantra “LAM” out loud with intention using a mala to connect with your Root Chakra.
- Connect to the Root Chakra.
- A reminder of your intention.
- Meditation tool for mantra repetition.
- Use to draw in healing energy from the gemstones.
- You may hear the call to use your mala in another way.
- A sacred tool that need be handled with care.
- Store in a bag or drawer when not wearing.
- Keep dry, as water can wear down threads over time.
- Intensive sweating during exercise can cause damage.
- Be mindful to not wear when sleep.
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