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How to Choose The Right Mala for You

 

A Mala isn't just a beautiful piece of jewelry. It provides support in prayer and meditation, a reminder of our daily intention, and so much more. When purchasing a Mala, it's important to choose the right one for you.

Most of the time, you won't need to choose a Mala. Instead, you'll feel a specific Mala speaking or calling out to you. But, in the event you aren't immediately drawn to a certain piece, here are a few tips to help you choose a Mala: 

 

Understanding the Purpose Behind the Purchase

There's no right or wrong reason to purchase a Mala. Some wear Malas to compliment their outfit. Others purchase Malas for meditation, yoga, or prayer. Choosing a Mala for aesthetics is often a different process than choosing one for meditation, intention-setting, or mindfulness. So, it's important to go into the discovery process with an idea of why you want to purchase a Mala. 


Knowing What to Look For

All of our Malas are either made from gemstones, wood, or a combination of the two. Each gemstone or wood type manifests certain qualities within the wearer. Rose Quartz is the stone of love, Sandalwood is known for its anti-depressant qualities, and Lapis Lazuli draws truth and power. Even if you don't know exactly what you're looking for, having an idea of the qualities you would like to focus on (for instance, courage, confidence, love, creativity, etc.) will help you choose the right Mala. To learn more about what each gemstone means, click here. 

 

Wait For a Connection

Like we mentioned earlier, the right Mala for you is one that speaks to you. When you are looking for a Mala, your eyes will pull you to the ones you find most attractive. Don't ignore this pull. Gravitate towards these pieces. Touch the Malas. Feel the beads between your fingers. You'll know you've found the right Mala when you can't seem to leave the store without it. If you're shopping online, we encourage you to add all the Malas you feel immediately drawn to into your shopping bag. Then, slowly remove one by one. The hardest Mala to remove is the one for you. 

 

    If you're still struggling to choose a Mala (and happen to live in Edmonton and area), visit us at RAAS in West Edmonton Mall. Our Gemstone Educators would love to guide you through the process. 

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