Japa Meditation: How to Meditate With a Mala

In this video, we're going to dive deeper into Japa Meditation and the power of its practice.



Japa Meditation is meditation that involves the repetition of a mantra.

The malas that we import from Bali are designed and constructed to support this specific form of meditation.

A main use for malas in Japa Meditation is to support the meditator in counting their mantra.

With the small, overhand knot that is between each Rudraksha or gemstone on a bracelet or necklace, the meditator can easily move the beads between their fingers and distinctly count one mantra after another until they complete their 108, 216 or more mantra cycles.


Another way to assist your meditation is through using a mala.

A Japa Mala is a continuous string of beads – normally 108, to be exact – that is strung together in such a way to support the counting of mantra.

While in meditation, the practitioner slides the beads through their fingers, with each bead passing counting as one repetition of the mantra, and usually one breath cycle.

Using a mala and mantra removes thoughts from what is going on in our physical body and creates a focal point on whatever it is the practitioner is looking to grow or manifest for themselves.

We have a whole video series on our YouTube channel if you are interested in learning more about mantra - be sure to check it out!

December 09, 2014 by Ashley Wray

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