To meditate with your mala beads simply start at the beginning of the necklace, hold the first wooden bead and take one full slow breath as you draw the bead toward you. Continue with each bead to calm your nervous system and bring you into the present moment.
Mala bead meditation is one of the easiest ways to start a sustainable meditation practice because they provide a distraction from the “monkey mind” that can make starting a meditation practice so challenging.
You don’t need to be sitting in lotus pose on a meditation cushion for 20 minutes a day to receive the benefits of meditation.
Lasting benefits come from consistent practice, even if it’s only for five minutes a day.
So when you find myself at school pick up a few minutes early, or notice the kids are quietly playing at the park, you can fit in a quick meditation and continue through your day with a renewed sense of calm and presence.