Japa Mala Beads is excited to announce their new Fall/Winter lineup of Buddhist and yogic meditation beads for 2018. Mala beads are similar to a Catholic rosary-malas are beaded necklaces or bracelets but have a tassel at the end. Wikipedia defines a Japa Mala as “a string of prayer beads commonly used by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and some Sikhs for the spiritual practice known in Sanskrit as japa. It is usually made from 108 beads, though other numbers are also used. Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra.”
Although mala beads are considered a tool for japa or mantra meditation, many yogis are now wearing mala beads as trendy yoga jewelry and as a lifestyle statement. As mala beads continue to trend in the yoga and meditation markets, the demand for unique new mala bead designs has never been stronger.
Japa Mala Beads has just released eight new bracelet mala designs for retail and wholesale purchase. “I am in love with the beauty, diversity, uniqueness, and richness in our new Autumn lineup of mala beads,” says founder Timothy Burgin. “We are proud to offer gorgeous mala beads with hard to find gemstones such as Red Serpentine, Malachite, and Blue Zebra Jasper as well as unusual materials like Jackfruit wood, frosted African Opal, and Golden Sandalwood.” All of Japa Mala Beads’ bracelet malas are made with a traditional tassel and contain 27 counting beads and one Guru (teacher) or Meru (mountain) bead. All of our wrist malas are strung with heavy-duty elastic to allow them to be worn comfortably and to be extremely durable.
The gemstone and wood beads in the Matte Blue Zebra Jasper mala and the Matte Tiger Eye and Pyrite mala are the favorites of Paula Hanke, Director of mala operations. “I tend to run hot emotionally, physically, and astrologically so the cool, sea water blue of the Blue Zebra Jasper immediately soothes my visual senses while the Tiger Sandalwood cools and calms my emotional, energetic being,” says Hanke. “Aside from loving the matte look of these Tiger Eye beads and the beautiful feel of this mala design, it’s no wonder I’m drawn to its digestive healing and prosperity and protective powers-right up my spiritual alley-way!”
Many of these new malas are created with gemstone beads that Japa Mala Beads has not used in the past. All of these newly released mala beads are currently in stock. Due to the availability of certain semi-precious gemstones, several of the new designs are limited additions that may sell out quickly.
Check out the video below to view Japa Mala Beads’ new Fall/Winter lineup of malas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=546fQ5MKsKk
About Japa Mala Beads
Japa Mala Beads has been making and importing mala beads since 2004. Their unique malas are “designed by an artist and strung by a yogi.” Most of their beautiful mala beads are handmade in the USA using only 100% genuine gemstones. Japa Mala Beads uses the most durable stringing materials available and have one of the best breakage guarantees in the business-108 days! All of their bracelet and necklace malas have suggested Sanskrit and Tibetan mantras listed on their product pages. Over 160 different mala bead designs are available on their website, plus they offer over 30 types of mala bags and boxes to store malas in or use to gift them in.