The Sacred Meaning of Om

Mantras Meditation

Om. That delicious mantra that we hear and use so often.  You will find Om during your yoga class, you will hear it at the opening of a meditation. Hundreds of mantras begin with Om. But do we know the true meaning of this sacred mantra? Truly defining this mantra can be tricky. It is often described as the sound of the Universe, an ancient vibration that great sages that came before us realized was the primordial sound, the beginning, the spark of realization. Om (or often spelled “Aum, or Ohm”) is comprised of three syllables. Three is a sacred...

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How To Choose A Mantra

How To Meditation

A mantra is a sacred sound vibration often used to aid in concentration during meditation or simply to raise your vibration in daily life. It can be a simple word or a phrase that resonates with a specific intention or belief and can be extremely powerful in programming the mind for more positive energy. The word mantra is a Sanskrit term. “Man” means mind and “tra” means instrument or vehicle. So a mantra can be defined as the "vehicle of the mind". Traditionally a mantra is given to you by a guru or teacher, but this is not necessary. You can...

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Understanding the Parts of Your Mala Beads

Malas Meditation

  Malas are sacred objects of focus and divine communication and they have become ever popular in the yoga communities to support our intentions and practices. Even if you have a regular mala practice, you may not have heard of all the different parts of your mala beads or why malas are created the way they are. Here is a quick little infographic explaining the various parts of the mala and some of their symbolic meanings!       Use the buttons below to share, pin and post to spread the mala love!

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How to Activate Your Mala Beads with Powerful Intentions

How To Malas Meditation

  Malas are beautiful and personal tools that not only count your mantra and focus energy but they can assist in manifesting your intentions. Activating your mala beads is a lovely way to bond with them. It can set a clear intention for your beads and have them align with your unique energy. Think of it as "powering up" the goodness just for your practice! There are so many ways you can do this, but I find the below ritual to work best. First, you will want to prepare a peaceful place. Light a candle, play soothing music. Do things that help you...

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How to Cleanse Your Mala Beads

How To Malas

  Mala beads are beautiful sacred tools to assist you in focusing your attention and enhance your meditation practice. Malas are created from natural materials such as rudraksha seed, bodhi seed as well as gemstones. If you have a mala, sometimes you might feel the need to "reset" your mala, or cleanse your mala from negative energy or even another person's energy after general handling of your mala. Cleansing your mala is a very personal choice and there are various ways you can do it. Choose what method feels best for you. Below are just a few of the methods you...

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