I was first introduced to Mala Imports this past October when I read their article in Framework Magazine. I was in awe of their story about basically taking life by the horns and jumping into an adventure of spreading serenity and healing.
Officially started in 2012 but evoked in 2011 by Ashley Wray and Matt Bateman (also now my neighbors!) Mala Imports has been a favorite amongst celebrities, fashionistas, yogis and surfers all with their love for the beads and their healing qualities. Although Ashley and Matt have brought this jewelery to the attention of people in the West it was the work of a women they met on their flight from Bali to Thailand who created the beauties.
Please take a moment to read their story in Framework Magazine. Not only will you understand their full idea behind the line but it is so inspiring to see a young couple take all that they had, take a leap of faith and start their journeys.
You may be thinking that these beads look a little different that most. Well, that’s because they are! They are called Rudraksha (Rud – rak – sha) beads and they are in fact actual seeds that grow inside fruits that look like blueberries. These beads contain carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen. These elements are known to heal the mind and body ailments, reduce heart disease and lower blood pressure.
In the above photos I am wearing the Lavender Love Bracelet with Amethyst stones. Wearing Amethyst stones is considered to provide one with stability, strength, inspiration, and a true sense of peace, along with increased spiritual power. The stone is believed to enhance the immune system, as well as purify blood. It’s also beneficial for the stomach and liver.
So far this one works for me, I feel great when I wear it. I would like to get some more to find my one true Mala. I hope you find yours as well and find inner peace, tranquility and a balance within.
It gets better, they give back! Read their story about giving back HERE.
Photos by Danny.