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A Mala is a string of beads used to count mantras (Sanskrit prayers) in sets of 108 repetitions as a form of meditation. While this is the primary way to use malas, there are several other ways to practice with them to strengthen your mind and heal your mind, body, and heart.
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Japa Beads Meditation (Mantra Meditation)!

This style of meditating with beads is used frequently in yoga and Buddhism. Japa meditation is generally practiced while seated but can also be done standing and while walking. The chant is repeated silently or aloud and 👇
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can be repeated as slowly or as quickly as necessary to keep one’s attention focused.

can be repeated as slowly or as quickly as necessary to keep one’s attention focused.
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Six simple steps for mantra bead meditation:
1. Find a comfortable yet well-aligned position for meditation. Traditionally meditation is practiced seated on the floor.

2. During japa meditation the eyes can be open with a soft gaze or the eyes can be gently closed.
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3. The breath should be slow, deep and relaxed. Breathe slowly in and out through your nose. Use diaphragmatic breathing during meditation–feel your belly expand outwards with each inhalation and contract with the exhalation.
4. Hold your mala in your right hand (in India the left hand is considered impure) and use your thumb and middle finger to “count” each mantra by touching the gemstone or seed during the recitation of the chant. On each recitation lightly pull the bead towards
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you with your fingers as you complete the mantra to moving to the next bead. The index finger is extended away from the hand and should not touch the prayer beads or be used for counting. The large meru or guru bead should not be counted or touched by the thumb.
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Continue by pulling the beads with your fingers for each mantra until you end at the meru or guru and have completed 108 repetitions.

6. Keep your mind focused on the mantra and centered on the feeling of the thumb touching the mala bead. 👇
6 :When thoughts arise shift your attention back to D chant & the mala. Experiment with the tempo of the mantra recitation to find the pace that is most able to focus your attention. Some yogic & Buddhist traditions synchronize the breath with D chanting to further focus D mind.
7 . Choosing a Mantra
A mantra is a word or series of words chanted aloud or silently to invoke spiritual qualities. In the yogic practice, a mantra is a Sanskrit word that has special powers to transform consciousness, promote healing or fulfill desires.

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