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How to wear your mala

Wearing your mala

Many wear their malas as a necklace, however traditional malas are almost always worn on the right hand, wrapped around the wrist like a bracelet.


Whichever way you choose to wear your mala there are some guidelines to follow to give this special tool the respect it deserves. 

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A few things to remember

Remember this is a spiritual tool for you to connect deeper.


As a spiritual tool it is not appropriate for your mala beads to touch the ground. If you want to keep them close during your yoga practice, place your mala on something that elevates it from the ground.

There is debate over whether you should let other people touch your mala. You can do what feels right to you but, before your next mediation practice, it might be a good idea to cleanse the energy of your mala after someone else has touched.


In general it is good to cleanse your malas periodically.


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