Kelsey Norten

Yoga doer, social media strategist, dog lover, taco connoisseur, Van Morrison enthusiast. 

The Meaning Behind Malas

What is a mala? Malas are one of the latest fashion trends to hit the yoga space, but their origin and history goes back to the birthplace of yoga. The term mala is derived from the Sanskrit word “Japamala,” which is a string of beads used for prayer and meditation by Hindus and Buddhists (similar to the concept of a Rosary in the Catholic faith). The string is made up of 108 individual beads, which are used to keep count while chanting or repeating a mantra while meditating. The number 108 has