Meditating with Mala Beads & using mantra

 

How to Use Your Yogi Malas Meditation Beads for Meditating

No matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned sage, the principals of meditation and mantra and using meditation beads are relatively simple. Your malas are there to serve as the reminder to come to practice. Now all you need is the following:

1. Choose a place where you can sit comfortably. Although it is preferable to be able to sit quietly, this is not an imperative, in fact in our busy lifestyle, it is rare to have absolute quiet, so simply sitting with the intention to meditate is the best place to start. Ultimately, you can meditate anywhere, at work on a lunch break, waiting at the doctors office or on a plane.

2. Start to breath consciously, breath from the belly, with the breath starting to fill the belly first before moving up into your rib cage and then into your chest. Exhale the opposite way with the belly collapsing in at the end of the out breath.

3. Align yourself with your intention if you have one. This could be as simple as raising awareness, the answer to a question or focusing on something you are calling in. Now let it go.

4. Now, start with your mantra, chanting either aloud or silently. Hold your malas in your right hand, draped between your middle and index fingers. Starting at the guru bead (the large bead at the end), use your thumb to count from the first bead (on Yogi Malas mala beads, this is most often a small sterling silver bead) as you speak your mantra, pulling the bead toward you as you move to the next bead as you reach the end of you mantra so you arrive at the next bead at the beginning of the next repetition of your mantra. Do this 108 times, traveling around the mala, until you arrive back at the guru bead. Note: If you want to continue meditating, reverse direction and begin again, do not pass over the guru bead.

Outlined below are mala bead mantras for your Yogi Malas:

Lakshmi Mantra:

Om Sri Maha Lakshmyai Namaha

Durga Mantra:

Om Dum Durgayei Namaha

Saraswati Mantra:

Om Shreem Hreem Saraswatyai Namah

Mother Mantra Mantra:

Rosary

Pachamama Mantra:

Pachamama curandera cura cura cura cura Madrecita.

Ahimsa Mantra:

Om Hum So Hum

Moksha Mantra:

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

Shiva Mantra:

Om Nama Shivaya

Shakti Mantra:

Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Namo Namo
Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Namo Namo

Sita Ram Mantra:
Shri Ram, Jay Ram, Jay Jay Ram,
Shri Ram, Jay Ram, Jay Jay Ram
Sita Ram, Sita Ram, Sita Ram Sita Ram
Sita Ram, Sita Ram, Sita Ram Sita Ram

Kali Mantra:

Om Krim Kalikayai Namah

Note: Remember to only use the Lakshmi Mantra for the Lakshmi Mala, Durga for Durga and so on. As your mantra will infuse and build the power of your mala with each repitition.