DIY Mala Beads & Kripalu

If you practice yoga you may be familiar with Mala beads.  Mala beads are a string of beads used for prayer/meditation.

Mala is a Sanskrit word meaning garland and they are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra, phrase or just positive affirmations.

With all of the beads I have, I decided to make myself a Mala necklace.  A Mala necklace has 108 beads.  I made mine using Amethyst beads, sterling silver spacer and accent beads and a purple tassel.  I kept length in mind, making it long enough so that it can also wrap it around my wrist when I’m practicing yoga.

I ended up making several more because they are so fun to make.  My husband now has a necklace as does my Mom.  I also gave a necklace to three of my beautiful yogi friends during our weekend away to Kripalu Center last April where we enjoyed a wonderful R&R experience and a perfect place, in my opinion, to enjoy my 49th birthday.

 

An awesome Henna I got on my birthday.

My dear friends, I met during our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in April, 2016.

I cherish these beautiful ladies 

A Metta Meditation peace banner I made after attending Kripalu.

Love and light my friends.

 

 

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