mala beads A mala is a string of 108 beads with one bead as the summit bead called a 'sumeru'. It is a tool used to keep your mind on the meditation practice. Malas are generally made from different materials such as tulsi (basil) wood, sandal wood, rudraksh seeds or crystal. Each type of material has certain properties which subtly affect the subconscious mind of the practitioner.
"Focus your mind on 'I Am', which is pure and simple being. You are Here and Now only. Contemplate what it is to be fully 'Here' and fully 'Now'. For this you must leave all else. Stay only as here-now Conscious presence. This is Heart. This is Self." ~ Mooji
Kashyapa Mudra – mudra for balance and protection against negative energies. Kashyapa Mudra symbolizes tortoise, union of masculine and feminine and the Sage Kashyapa. Like tortoise it creates a seal against negative energies. Use it when you find yourself in a conflict or when amongst a group of negative people. You can hold this mudra when visiting places having dark past. Like union of masculine and feminine, this mudra helps in creating balance and grounding.
If you find yourself in a negative situation with someone in your life, take a few minutes each day to feel love within your heart for that person, and then send it out into the Universe. Just doing this one thing helps to remove any resentment, anger, or negativity you might have towards that person... Remember that feeling resentment, anger, or any negative emotion attracts it back to you, and feeling love attracts love back to you. What you are feeling for another, you are bringing to…