Congratulations on your new set of Mama Malas. Although it is great to wear your Mama Malas daily as a reminder of your intent, and to benefit from the energy of the stones, they are handmade and should be worn and stored with love, care and respect. They are not meant for use during vigorous physical activity, or when sleeping, and should always be handled with care.
Caring for your Mama Malas
When you are not using your Mama Malas they should be stored in the pouch they arrived in. Avoid tugging at your Mama Malas , wrapping it around your wrist, or hanging your Mama Malas when not in use as it may weaken the cord. Your Mama Malas are a great compliment to your yoga practice, be sure to keep them at the foot of your mat to soak up the energy of your practice, but avoid wearing them during yoga or any physical exercise.
Cleansing your Mama Malas
Be careful who you let touch your Mama Malas. As they hold the energy of your intentions they also soak up the energy of anyone who handles them. Because gemstones absorb and emit energy, it is important to cleanse them if they feel heavy or "off". How often you cleanse your mala will depend on how often you wear them, and the situations you encounter. If you encounter a lot of negative energy, many people touch or wear your mala, or you deal with a lot of stress, it is a good idea to cleanse your mala. You can cleanse your mala with sunlight, moonlight, or by burning white sage or lemongrass.
Mala beads are delicate by nature, and although your Mama Malas are made with the highest quality beading cord, much loved Mama Malas may need to be restrung as the beads wear against the cord over time. Whether you choose to wear your restrung mala beads will depend on the reason for the break and your intentions.
A mala breaking is considered a sign of karmic progression and is something to be fully celebrated. Gemstones have a way of releasing you when they are no longer useful, and a broken mala can symbolize lessons learned and new beginnings. It has done its work. After having a mala breakthrough it is recommended to sit and meditate on the original description and intentions of the mala and process any breakthroughs or progression. If you feel you experienced a mala breakthrough you can have your mala beads restrung and keep them on your altar or mirror as a symbol of your progress, or you can scatter the beads throughout your home or garden in a ceremony to celebrate the breakthrough. If you feel that you have not yet had a breakthrough and you are still supported by the intention of the mala beads, continue to wear them after they have been restrung.
All Mama Malas are guaranteed against breakage for six months from the date of purchase. If your Mama Mala breaks within six months of purchase, send it back to us and it will be restrung and sent back to you free of charge. After six months your Mama Malas can be restrung for a restringing fee of $25 which includes return shipping and the replacement of any missing beads.
Peace, Love, and Mama Malas