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Japa Yoga : Japa Mala/Prayer Beads in Blue Onyx & Sterling Silver


Blue onyx is a soft soothing stone for healing that relieves stress and grief and increases self control. It builds perseverance, humility and spiritual strength. This blue onyx mala, threaded in sterling silver comes with 12 beads plus 1 Guru bead.

In many traditions, specifically Buddhist and Hindu, the repetition of the Lords name (Mantra) over and over again is referred to as japa YOGA, japa in Sanskrit. Malas / prayer beads are used to enable the practitioner to still his or her mind while repeating the name of the Lord, rather than counting its repetition. It also heightens the awareness on the need to repeat the Lords name in continuum. Mantra: A Mantra is an invocation, a sacred utterance, sound, syllable, word, or group of words believed to have spiritual powers. The spiritual value of a mantra comes alive when it is audible, visible, or present in thought. Believed to be older than language the earliest mantras were composed in Vedic times at least 3000 years ago. Mantras / Chants exist across virtually all schools of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, in as much as in Islam, Christianity, Taoism or Judaism. The practice of mantra repetition is said to transform a person's vibrations, energize their chakras, and rekindle their mind, body and spirit to a higher state of consciousness.

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