We love connecting with people in our community to talk about meditation, mindfulness and their favorite malas. In this installation of You & Your Mala we feature Kate Muker from Conscious Divas.
How did you choose your mala? Were you drawn to a particular energy or gemstone?
I was gifted my Love Stone rose quartz mala while I was pregnant and the lovely soul that gifted it to me said that rose quartz is used as a protective gemstone during pregnancy and childbirth. I fell in love with it instantly and pretty much wore it throughout the rest of my pregnancy. And of course now my little angel Indira loves it.
When did you start your meditation practice? What are some of the benefits you have received from your practice?
The very first time I meditated was in 2006 when I signed up for a retreat that had a prerequisite of learning a particular meditation technique over a weekend. I have experienced so many benefits from my meditation practice; I think the most powerful gift it has provided is a stronger connection to my intuition which has lead to a deeper relationship with spirit.
Any tips for those who are just starting to use a mala in meditation or setting daily intentions?
Using a mala with your meditation and reciting an intention is really powerful. It can be especially helpful if meditation is a new practice, it gives you something to focus on and release the feeling of needing the mind to be silent. I also love that my mala act as a reminder of my daily intention; each time I see it throughout the day I am reminded to connect back in with my intention of the day.
Kate is hosting an upcoming event called Living Extraordinary LIVE in Vancouver. It will feature 12 short presentations with a focus on conscious living; topics ranging from health, growth, happiness, mindfulness, spirituality, relationships, sexuality, sustainability, social venture and abundance. Presenters will have 7 minutes to share their engaging story, concept or idea as it relates to conscious living.
Check out the details here: http://www.consciousdivas.com/admin/living-extraordinary-sales
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