Deeply calming, cooling, soothing and ecologically harvested in Australia.
Green Sandalwood Mala 108 Beads
The Green Sandalwood Mala, also called a “celestial garland,” is made up of Green Sandalwood–incredibly aromatic with a deeply calming and cooling scent. The Green Sandalwood is ecologically harvested in Australia.
“The aroma of the sandalwood beads stretches out to the universe, into the hallowed space between heaven and earth, to contact the divine presence. The aroma brings our wisdom into a meditation state, quieting us so we can hear and rejoice in the choral singing of the universal soul. It brings us into the great cosmic prayer, the infinite meditation.
Sandalwood helps humanity to have strength of conviction when standing against adversity, as it rejoins all aspects of being. It rejoices in the physical aspects of mankind, while always being aware of the spiritual self.”
– The Fragrant Heavens, Valerie Ann Worwood”
How To Use A Green Sandalwood Mala
A mala is a string of beads used for prayer. Malas are constructed on the principle of the sacred number 108; so they will have either 108 beads or a divisible of that number–54 or 27 beads.
The amazing thing about meditating with a mala is that it combines Naad yoga (the recitation of sacred sounds), acupressure, gemstone therapy and a deep meditative practice.
Yogi Bhajan, who brought Kundalini Yoga to the West explained the use of the mala as follows:
- “There is a nerve at the side of the first digit of each finger which relates to a meridian that goes up the arm to the brain.
- The index finger is for Knowledge.
- The middle finger is for Patience, Work and Wisdom.
- The ring finger is for the Sun. It brings you Energy.
- The pinkie is for Communication.
- The thumb is the Ego, reaching up to each of these.”
He then gave a simple meditation that can be practiced while sitting formally, walking, at the movies, in front of the TV or at any time.
Roll the bead over the meridian point as you go over the Green Sandalwood Mala. Stimulate that point. Push hard! Don’t change fingers during one session. Pick a finger and stick to it.
If you want to stimulate the habit of one of the finger’s attributes, practice on the same finger for 31 minutes a day for at least 40 days.
SA TA NA MA Meditation
After all these years, the SA TA NA MA meditation has proven to be one of the finest!
Choose the finger/aspect you want to work on.
- Pick up the mala. It can be simple wood beads or fancy gemstones; a 27 bead wrist set or 108 bead necklace.The meditation is SA TA NA MA, spoken out loud (there was no music given).
- Start at the first bead next to the Guru Bead.
- Use two beads per repetition.
- Come up the first bead on ‘SA’ and down the other side on ‘TA’.
- Come up the 2nd bead on ‘NA’ and down the other side on ‘MA’.
- Continue around the beads.
- When you reach the Guru Bead, turn the mala around and continue.
- No mantra is done on the Guru Bead, nor do you cross over the bead. That bead is left for itself, for the Guru.
Continue for 11-31 minutes.