The Manipura Mala
Yellow tassels and chalcedony that hang at the solar plexus invoke clarity, confidence, knowledge & discernment.
Mala necklaces are made up of beads, traditionally used to focus & center oneself during meditation. Each bead marks the repetition of a prayer. A mani mala is meant to be worn for sacred adornment rather than used for daily meditation.
This mala is one-of-a-kind & made of Indian sandalwood, aqua chalcedony, blue apetite & gold-plated beads strung on 100% silk thread. Tassels are made of organic cotton.
Handmade with love in Nevada City, California by Amanda Dozal.
Sandalwood has been honored as a meditation tool for thousands of years. It is widely believed that the scent of Sandalwood can increase sensuality, invoke self-awareness, promote tranquility, enhance the connection to one's higher self & support profound relaxation. Sandalwood stimulates the Muladhara base Chakra - believed to enhance trust & self-identity. In Ayurveda, it promotes energy & enthusiasm; increasing a person's self-esteem & enjoyment of life. Sandalwood is especially balancing to vata & pitta dosha.
Chalcedony is best for people who have the propensity to get worried easily. It soothes self-doubt & brings inner peace to its wearer. It is believed that aqua chalcedony calms & centers emotional energy while encouraging tranquility, allowing its wearer to relive tension & anxiety. Chalcedony is especially balancing to vata dosha.
Blue apatite helps to inspire motivation, ambition, self-confidence & self-acceptance. In general, blue gemstones are associated with the mind's connection to the spiritual world. Blue apetite is especially balancing to pitta dosha due to its soothing energy.
Ayurveda sees gold as the most healing & ojas (immunity) building of the precious stones & minerals. It is energizing, promotes lasting endurance & uplifts the spirit, helping to transform consciousness, as it promotes greater awareness. Gold is tridoshic meaning that it is balancing to all doshas.