Prayer Beads are the original Jewelry with Purpose®. This sacred jewelry has been used for thousands of years to help individuals connect with the positive energies of the universe. They are called, in different traditions, malas, masbaha, worry beads, rosaries, prayer beads, and nowadays yoga jewelry.
Resonance® Prayer Beads by Crystal Life are appreciated for the healing properties of their materials, the natural beauty of the gemstones, and their fine handcrafting.
The number of beads in a strand of prayer beads is sacred. Depending on your tradition, it is a base of 108, 99 or 100. Most prayer beads meet at a larger meru or guide bead. This represents your guide, such as an angel, guardian spirit, religious teacher, leader or guru. The meru protects your intent, releasing unwanted energy via the tassel.
You can use prayer beads to chant an affirmation, prayer or mantra. Chants include love, wisdom, joy, peace and the names of God.
You may chant your intent out loud and fast to ground it in your physical body, or silently and slowly to inwardly enter this energy. Eventually, you will be able to sit in silence and enter directly into the energy of your intent.
The usual practice is to rotate the prayer beads between your thumb, the second finger, and the ring finger. This position (sometimes called a mudra) helps you peacefully enter and ground your intent. When you reach the meru, out of respect do not pass over it but reverse direction.
When you wear or carry the prayer beads, it resonates your intent inside its circle. When worn around the neck or on the wrist, this includes the main energy flows of your body. Some like to keep the prayer beads in a small bag, on a shrine, or by the bed.
One exercise is to chant your intent six rounds, increase one round a day until you reach eleven rounds, then decrease back to six rounds. If you are sincere in your chanting, by the end of this period you will have made significant progress entering into the world of your intent.
When you wish to change your chant, mentally clear your beads or pass them through the smoke from incense.
Caring for Your Resonance® Prayer Beads
Our Prayer Beads have been meditatively handcrafted in the USA. The intent handcrafted into these beads is for your inner peace and positive growth. Please do not wash or soak the beads. They are strung on silk, the best conductor of energy, which can disintegrate in water. You may wish to polish them with a soft cloth.