Malas are special strings of beads used for meditation and healing. Some are larger (108 beads) and some are smaller (54 beads). They can be made of wood, precious stones, or crystals. No matter the size or material, malas are powerful tools infused with wisdom and metaphysical properties that have been used for centuries and are still helping people in modern times.
The Magic of Malas teaches you how to select and use a special mala to support your intentions. You'll also learn the sacred symbolism of malas along with meditations and mantras that pair well with the energetic properties of the various mala beads. Like a mala, this book is another useful companion on your journey to healing and peace.
Alyson Simms is a professional writer, yogi, and world traveler based in Austin, Texas. Ever since she was drawn to her first yoga class in 2001, Alyson's life has been devoted to all forms of healing practices. Her knowledge of Hatha yoga, Kundalini yoga, and Meditation combined with a degree in Art Education and a long-time interest in gems and jewelry-making led her to establish Atma's Offerings, which supplies a variety of delightful mala beads and other devotional products to seekers worldwide.
When Alyson isn’t in the yoga studio, you can find her recharging herself through dancing, petting Dear Prudence (her French Chartreux cat), hiking and swimming. She relishes relaxation and connection through community.