A meditation bracelet may seem like a simple necklace to wear, but it can be a powerful tool that promotes mindfulness practices. It’s also useful for stress reduction and can be made with many different materials.
Choosing the Right Mala Bracelet for Your Needs
You should try to choose a mala bracelet that is made from a material that feels good to you and has a meaning for you. Some materials, such as sandalwood, are believed to be calming and can help to soothe the parasympathetic nervous system. Others, such as howlite, are excellent for promoting spiritual awareness and awakening.
The Beads You Need for a Meditation Bracelet
To start, you should make sure that your meditation bracelet has a guru bead and spacer beads. These beads will give you a point of reference and will help to bring your attention back to the present moment, even if your thoughts wander.
The guru bead is typically larger than the other beads on your mala necklace or bracelet, though they can also be similar in size to the marker beads. It can be found between the tassel and a set of counted beads or before every marker bead.
When it comes to selecting the bead colors for your meditation bracelet, you should try to pick out beads that match your intentions during your meditations and chants. It’s also a good idea to pick out a color that you like and that represents your personality.