Good Karma 7 Chakra 108 Mala Necklace
More than just jewellery, an offering from Bali.
Bringing the power of ancient sages to modern mystics in the form of unique Rudraksha malas.
Benefits of Wearing Rudraksha
Rudraksha beads contain carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen.
Medicinally, they are known to heal mind and body ailments, reduce heart disease, and lower blood pressure.
They are also believed to increase clarity and general awareness, calm the central nervous system, help quiet the mind, and free negative thoughts.
For someone who is constantly on the move and who eats and sleeps in various places, rudraksha is very good support because it creates a cocoon of your own energy. You might have noticed that when you go to a new place, sometimes you can fall asleep easily, whereas in certain other places you cannot fall asleep even if you are physically tired. This is because, if the situation around you is not conducive to your kind of energy, it will not let you settle down. For sadhus and sanyasis, places and situations could trouble them because they were constantly moving. One of the rules for them was never to put their head down in the same place twice. Today, once again, people have started eating and sleeping in different places because of their business or profession, so a rudraksha can be helpful.
In addition, they are said to be cooling when worn against the skin and increase energy and stamina while providing rejuvenating qualities.
We believe that anyone can benefit from wearing them.
The number 108 is significant for so many reasons.
Some believe there are 108 stages on the journey of the human soul, while others associate the possibility of enlightenment with taking only 108 breaths a day, while in deep meditation.
No matter who you ask, the answer will most likely be different each time.
The truth is — the significance of 108 beads on your mala is open to interpretation. Which we love.
As mala beads were traditionally created to be used as a tool in meditation, we like to associate it with the ideals of meditation.
However — we believe mala beads are also beautiful mediums to set intentions, manifest, and generally feel good. You don't have to meditate on the beads, although that's what they are made for in a practical sense.
Our malas are hand knotted between each seed and crystal, allowing one to chant their mantra — a sound or string of words — and keep track of were they are.
Our mala necklaces all reflect the number 108. Almost all of our malas have 108 beads, while some have 216 (double), or 54 (half).
Here are some more popular reasons behind the 108 mythology in mala beads.
One of our favourite explanations for having 108 beads on a mala is related to the chakras (the seven energy points in our body).
It has been said there there are 108 energy lines connecting to the heart, with one of them believed to be the path to self realization.
When using your mala beads in meditation and chanting your mantra, some have said you are complete once you have done it 100 times. The 8 extra beads are to account for errors. Or even more beautiful, are meant to be an offering to your guru.
Many choose to recite their mantra in Sanskrit, the ancient script of India. Within the Sanskrit alphabet there are 54 letters. Each letter has a feminine and masculine version — totaling 108.
Om Namah Shivaya
“I honour the divinity within myself” to help with self confidence.
Om Hreem Shreem Hara Hara Swaaha
This mantra will help you attract abundance into your life.
The Gayatri Mantra
While long, the Gayatri Mantra (below) is the most ancient of prayers which encourages one to be lead by the universe, as it is divine.
Om bhur buvah svah
Tat savitur varemyam
Bhargo devasya dhimahi
Dhiyo yonah prachodyat
Or you can simply choose a word (the words below are in Sanskrit):
Shradda - Faith
Bhakti - Devotion
Shanti - Peace
Prajna - Wisdom
Santosa - Contentment
Veda - Knowledge
Ananda - Bliss
Moksha - Liberation
Dharma - Righteous path
Prasada - Grace/clarity