Buddha Groove, the New York-based online retailer of spiritual, inspirational and motivational goods, launched its newly expanded line of personal meditation malas, also known as prayer beads. The line includes new varieties of gemstones, sizes, and colors, and will largely include malas designed and handmade in the USA.
The mala, which is an Eastern version of traditional rosary beads, is one of the easiest ways to begin the practice of meditation, as it requires no prior knowledge of traditions, prayers or rituals.
Each meditation mala creates the sensation of moving one’s fingers through the beads using a one-by-one counting motion – many people do so in combination with the repetition of a mantra – which transmits information from the fingertips to the brain and relaxes the body by initiating a steady, repetitive physical motion, according to Buddha Groove.
Prices start at $16.99 and vary depending on the gemstones used. Some of our favorites are the Black Onyx and White Jade, the Amazonite with Glass Buddha Charm, and the Four Gemstone, featuring rose quartz, white jade, green aventurine and pink sodalite.
For more information, visit www.buddhagroove.com.