Choosing Your Mala

Choosing Your Mala

Choosing the right mala can seem daunting. It’s important that you remember that depending on the person, a mala can represent something different or serve a different purpose. No two malas are the same – whether it serves as something to inspire you, as a reminder of your intention, or a tool for meditation, it’s unique and specific to you.

There is no right or wrong way to choose a mala. While some believe that you should study and consider the color, shape, intention, energy and beauty of each mala, we believe that your intuition will guide you.

You might be drawn to different malas for different reasons – whichever mala you are first drawn to is often the one that you are destined to have. Regardless of whether you are drawn to it by something as simple as color or stone, we suggest following your heart and allowing it to happen.

Once you feel you have chosen your mala, we recommend doing some research and learning about the intention and meaning of your chosen mala. You might be pleasantly surprised – more often than not, it will be exactly what you’re looking for in that moment. Your intention helped guide you there.

Some questions we find ourselves asking when looking for our next mala are:

Depending on your answer to these questions, there may be a mala that is more suitable to you than others, on paper. However, if different to the mala you were initially drawn to, we strongly encourage you to compare the two – What drew you to your initial mala? Where do these malas differ?  

Follow your heart.