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    How To Choose a Mala

    With so many mala choices available, how do you know which one to choose? This can be a common issue when choosing your first or even your next mala. We will simplify some common approaches for you here to help you choose the perfect mala for you. 

    Design

    Usually the design of a mala is the first thing to catch your eye. If you like the design of a mala, how it looks, the beauty of it, chances are that this will be a good mala for you. This is probably the easiest way to know that you are choosing the right mala for you by following what first catches your eye. 

    Color

    Do you have a favorite color? This may be a good place to start your search. If there is a specific color that you like more than others then looking for your mala based on color will most likely be the best way to choose your mala. Once you have determined the color that you would like then you can pair that with one of the other options to really focus in on the best choice for you.

    Purpose

    How are you going to be using your mala? Are you going to wear it around your neck or will you be using it with a mantra or counting? Answering these questions should help you better decide on which mala to choose. For example, if you are going to be using your mala primarily for counting you may want to choose a knotted mala. However, if you are going to be using your mala during your yoga practice you may want to choose a full length wrap mala that you wrap around your wrist. Knowing how you will primarily be using your mala can help you better decide on which style is right for you.

    Intuition

    Trusting your gut feeling on which one to choose is also a good way to choose the right mala for you. Sometimes we don't know what we need on a deeper inner level, however this is where intuition can be helpful. Intuition can guide us in ways different from logical thinking that actually brings us closer to what we actually need on a deeper level. So, if you have strong intuition this may be the best option for you to help you choose your mala.

    Properties

    Choosing based on the energetic properties of the beads in a mala is another good option for choosing your mala. Each gemstone has different properties or energies from each other as well as the various types of wood having their own energetic properties. Choosing based on the energetic properties that you think may be beneficial to your spiritual practice will help you find a good match for you. You may want to check out our page on Gemstone & Wood Properties to help you decide what you like the most.