Ways to Wear 108 Malas
A Mala, also referred to as mala beads or Buddhist prayer beads, is a string of beads that are used for meditation. It is a traditional tool for counting the number of times a mantra is counted, breaths while meditating, counting repetitions or the repetition of Buddha’s name. A Mala acts as a tactile guide as you sit in silence. The first mala beads were created in India 3000 years ago and were used for Japa, which is a special kind of meditation.
Mala beads can be made of many materials, such as gemstones, black onyx, sandalwood, rose quartz, rudraksha seeds, glass beads, and turquoise. Some malas are made with 108 beads, a guru, and a tassel. Others have markers at 7 and/or 21 beads, which makes them the ideal mala beads for shorter meditations.
Your mala should be kept close to you at all times. This will help you make use of it anytime you want and soak all the benefits that mala beads have to offer.
You can wear your mala beads anywhere you go. This will not only constantly connect you with the benefits of your malas, but it will also add some style to your look.
Here are some ways to wear your 108 malas:
1. Wear it like a long necklace
This is the simplest and most obvious choice for wearing a mala. Wearing your mala this way gives you the sweet feeling of closeness and connection with your mala. To look even more stylish, you can pair your 108 mala with a necklace. This is a cool combination because the 108 mala is longer than most necklaces and the tassels sit lower on your torso.
2. Wrap it around your wrist
Wrapping your 108 mala around your wrist multiple times is another good way to wear it. You can pair it with a bracelet or just wrap it around your wrist with nothing. Having your mala on your wrist every time makes you connect with it every time you feel like checking the time and every time you want to do things with your hands. This means you will always feel the power of your mala all the time.
3. Wear it like a short necklace
To do this, loosely wrap the mala around your neck twice and make sure the tassels sits in the middle of your chest.
4. Wrap bracelet
Hold the guru bead between your thumb and your forefinger and loosely wrap it around your wrist 4 times, then pull the guru bead through any loop.
5. Wear it doubled up
To do this, fold your mala in half, then attach a safety pin to each end. Wrap it around your neck and hold it with the safety pins.
The above methods are a few ways to wear your 108 malas; however, you can create your own special way of wearing your mala. The most important point is to always stay connected to the wonderful powers of the 108 malas.