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CELEBRATING SUSTAINABILITY THIS EARTH DAY (+ EVERY DAY)

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CELEBRATING SUSTAINABILITY THIS EARTH DAY (+ EVERY DAY)

When I created Mala and Mantra a few years ago, I knew I wanted to produce eco-friendly accessories that everyone could feel good about wearing. After all, we’re a brand that wants to be mindful in everything we do, and that includes being conscious + considerate of how we make an impact on this precious place known as earth.

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CRAFTED FOR A CAUSE: INTRODUCING THE BE WELL COLLECTION


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CRAFTED FOR A CAUSE: INTRODUCING THE BE WELL COLLECTION


Our Crafted for a Cause program was created as a way for Mala and Mantra to assist causes that are close to our hearts. This year, we selected Wellness for Cancer, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to helping cancer patients and survivors improve their quality of life, reduce side effects from cancer therapy and increase mental well-being following a journey with cancer. For every piece of the Be Well collection sold, Mala and Mantra will donate $5 to Wellness for Cancer.

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Celebrating "International Day of Yoga" with Mala Beads

If you’ve done yoga, you know that it’s totally possible to work up a sweat and call your flow a “workout.” But yoga is unique in that the practice is so much more than a fitness exercise. Rather, it’s an incredible journey and discovery of oneness with the world, nature, and selfwhich is why the United Nations has deemed today, June 21st “International Day of Yoga.”

In 2014, India’s Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, recognized yoga as an invaluable gift of 5,000 years of ancient tradition, a practice that “embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; and a holistic approach to health and well-being.”

International Yoga Day coinciding with the Summer Solstice is also no coincidence. India intentionally chose June 21st to celebrate the ancient practice, as the Solstice is a day of great importance in yogic tradition. It is said that when Adiyogi (the first yogi) moved South on this day, he saw for the first time the Seven Sageshis disciples who would carry the practice of yoga to different corners of the earth.

Similar to the Sages, it is Mala + Mantra’s mission to spread mindfulness and wellness to as many people as possible throughout the world. In honor of this special day, here are 3 ways to use your mala beads while on the mat:

  1. Yoga often begins with seated meditation, in which an intention (like “I am strength”) is set for the practice. While seated, you can wear your mala beads around your neck or hold them in your hands. If you like, you can chant your mantra or intention 108 times, touching each bead as you do so.
  2. Before practicing the various asanas, you can set your mala at the top or in front of your mat to remind yourself of the intention you set when you opened your practice. If your intention was “I am strength,” for example, you can remember that your mala is there to give you guidance and strength, especially when practicing asanas that are more difficult to hold.
  3. If you want to continue to have a direct physical connection with your beads during your practice, you can wrap your mala necklaces around your wrists so they’re stacked like bracelets. This allows you to wear and feel them, while still being able to move and flow freely.

Once you’ve stepped off the mat, you can wear your mala beads for the rest of your day to help bring your intention into other areas of your life and feel the transformative powers of your yoga practice.

If you’re looking for inspiration for mantras or intention setting, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram or Twitter for our #mondaymantras!

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How to Punch Up Your New Year’s Eve Outfit  with Mala Gemstones

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How to Punch Up Your New Year’s Eve Outfit with Mala Gemstones

Ring in the new year with good cheer and intention. Adding gemstone mala beads to a midnight ensemble not only livens up your outfit, but adds conscious style and instills properties like peace, creativity, and harmony—perfect for manifesting your dreams and passion projects for the upcoming year.

View our looks below to see how you can pair beautiful, hand-crafted gemstone malas with your NYE outfit:   

FOR HER: 

Pair Black Agate Malas with a dark blazer, a bold scarf, and tiger’s eye beads for the strength and clarity needed to conquer your list of New Year’s resolutions.

Pictured: Black Agate Om Charm Bracelet, Tiger’s Eye Om Charm Bracelet

A Pyrite Mala Necklace promotes focus and adds style and sophistication for a rooftop NYE soiree.

Pictured: Pyrite 108 Bead Hand-Knotted Mala Necklace

 

We'd love to see your NYE looksshare them with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #NYEmalas + #bemindful! 

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