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Mindful Mala Workshop
Sat, September 16, 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Yoga tradition is rich with practices to help you deepen your embodied experience and navigate challenges of everyday life. One such practice is the use of mala beads, a string of beads that has been traditionally used for meditation. This workshop incorporates movement, breath, mantra, meditation and the creation of a 27-bead wrist mala.
We’ll start with a mindful, breath based, movement to help us cultivate some clarity, focus, and relaxation. After our movement practice, we’ll discuss mantra repetition as one meditation technique and how to incorporate a mala into this practice.
You’ll then create your own 27-bead wrist mala by selecting from several “bead kits” personally created using semi-precious stones such as jasper, carnelian, agate, and onyx, and Bali silver. You’ll be taught the symbolism of the mala and guided in making your own. After that, you’ll be led in using your wrist mala in meditation and mantras helping to center, support, and steady your path to a more balanced life.