Mala Tutorial with Judith, from urbanyogi

Mala meditation or japa meditation.

Malas are necklaces or bracelets used in meditation practices that involve the repetition of a mantra. A mantra is a meaningful word (in Sanskrit or in your any other language) that is used to awaken certain qualities in the mind. You can use a phrase like “let go”, an affirmation like “I am strong” or traditional mantras.

This word or phrase is typically repeated 108 times: the Mala is used to keep track; using a bead for each repetition.

Malas are not only useful but they are also very beautiful. They are made of natural materials that hold themselves a transformative energy (like crystals, semi-precious stones, seeds and symbols). Wearing the mala can be a way of staying connected to the qualities we want to see getting stronger in ourselves. Malas are carefully crafted, put together in mindfulness and with much sensitivity. Just like the Malas of Judith Herzl-Rößler, from urban yogi, who let us have a look into her treasure chest and inspired us with her passion for malas, design and detail. You can find a selection of her work at Atelier Aki Oedl and her whole collection in her Etsyshop.

The following is an intro-version of the complete tutorial, check it out for more detailed info.