Aloeswood is formed within the heart of the agarwood tree and it’s scent is capable of removing confusion, anxiety and allowing one to bring their focus to the present moment. The resin that is formed in this tree as a natural defense from invading organisms is highly prized. The scent has an exquisite scent that is both rare and unique. All of this combines to create a wood that can be used to bring clarity and grounding in order to find enlightenment on one’s spiritual journey. Buddhists and Tibetan monks use it to transmute ignorance and to center the mind and spirit. When this wood is worn in the form of a mala, it can be used for meditating toward unlocking the hidden aspects of the subconscious mind.
Wood Prayer Mala – While malas are made from many different materials, the material used depends on the village, climate and elevation. When choosing a mala, it can be useful to let your intuition guide you. Some woods like sandalwood, cedarwood and palo santo have a sweet and soothing scent while others can readily absorb the scent of your choice. Malas made from wood are also more lightweight and can be worn without creating distraction when not in use.
Prayer Mala – A prayer mala is a necklace with 108 beads. All of our malas are hand-made and have been energized with mantra chanting. Malas help us keep track of the number of mantra repetitions while doing japa meditation. The ultimate purpose for chanting mantras is to purify the mind. When the mind is restless and full of anxiety, the true self is hidden. Japa meditation helps promote good luck, protection and prosperity. When worn, malas offer the added benefit of protecting the wearer with the stone’s energy.