I’ve been trying to focus more on mindfulness lately — being present. I’m really easily distracted and often find myself getting anxious just trying to find moments of calm, so I’ll take any help I can get. Thus, I give you my wood and lava mala necklace!
Mala beads are often called prayer beads, and they’re a staple in meditation and prayer. They typically have 108 beads, so that’s the number I used for this tutorial.
Here’s a little blurb I like from Mala Collective: “You don’t have to be religious or have any spiritual practice. You can simply wear them as a reminder of an intention you’ve set. And if you are seeking a calmer mind, body and spirit.”
And even if you’re not looking for a meditation or mindfulness aid, they’re just really beautiful, too!