Diffusing Stress :: A DIY Guide To Mala Beads

It’s no secret, life is stressful.

We are truly blessed to live in a place that offers such an accessible remedy as simply going outside and enjoying it!  Try to take some time from your hectic day to be with yourself outdoors enjoying nature.  Go throw on those sunglasses and leave the phone behind for a lunchtime stroll or hike!

Physical expression is another great way to reduce stress.  Whether you prefer popping in those ear buds and hitting the trail for a run, expressing yourself through a dance class, or using meditation and yoga as your release; make sure that you give yourself time during this beautiful but busy planning process.

Another proven way to decompress and gain some peaceful alone time is through mediation.  This doesn’t have to be an extensive time consuming experience; a five-minute meditative sessions can make worlds or a difference.  For those who meditate or are looking to getting into it we’ve created a DIY guide to making your very own Mala Beads.  These are meditation beads that are used for keeping count with reciting, chanting, or mentally your mantra.  A mantra is different for each person and is a sacred utterance, numinous sound, or a syllable, word, phonemes, or group of words to help calm one’s mind.

However you decide to release your stress, keep in mind that a deep breath is one of the most amazing tools in diffusing a stressful situation and that all of the stress should never take you away from the excitement of continuing the rest of your life with the person you love most in this world.

What you’ll need

×        108 beads (6mm to 8mm work best)

×        Approximately 36 inches of Medium SoftFlex beading wire

×        Larger “T” bead to complete strand

×        2x2mm crimp

×        Any charms or decorative beads you want to incorporate

×        Needle nose pliers

×        Wire cutters (scissors work fine too for this one)

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Step One

×        Measure out 36 inches of your wire

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Step Two

×        String on your beads

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Step Three

×        Feed wire through “T” bead so that both strands of wire come out of singular holeIMG_6229IMG_6231

Step Four

×        Add finishing decorative beads to end of wire. Leave room to end with your crimp

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Step Five

×        Place your crimp at end of wire and secure with needle nose pliers.

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Step Six

×        Use your beads to help instill mindfulness and a peaceful sense of calm in your daily life!

 

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