If you've visited the Earth Elements Shop, you'll notice that I design a lot of the jewellery with rudraksha seeds.
Ever since I discovered these beautiful little seeds over a decade ago, I've been enamoured with them. I always knew I wanted to include them in the jewellery I create, so you could experience their healing benefits too.
What are Rudraksha seeds?
Rudraksha seeds come from a tree called the Eliocarpus Ganitrus, that grows in the Himalayas, South-East Asia, Nepal, Indonesia, New Guinea, Australia, Guam and Hawaii. These seeds are considered to be very sacred by many cultures. They are often used in prayer beads, rosaries, or malas.
The story of how Rudraksha came to be:
One day, Shiva (one of the Hindu Gods), went into a deep meditation. His intention was to meditate upon the Well-Being of all living things. When he came out of meditation and opened his eyes, tears fell from his face onto the Earth. These tears became the seeds that created the Rudraksha tree.
Benefits of wearing Rudraksha:
Rudraksha seeds are believed to help one on their path to enlightenment. Rudrakshas assist with focus, meditation and support the flow of Energy in the body. These powerful seeds also help their wearer attune to the vibration of abundance and prosperity. They open the chakras, ease blood pressure issues, all the while bringing a sense of peace, calm and balance to those who wear them.
How to work with Rudraksha:
You can receive the wonderful healing benefits of rudraksha seeds by simply wearing them. All the beautiful properties of rudraksha can enhance your own energy field, when you wear them regularly.
If you have a mala with rudraksha seeds, it can be a lovely practice to do a daily chanting meditation. You can choose any mantra or affirmation that resonates with you. Start by holding the mala at the large guru bead (this is the focal stone of your mala) and softly place your fingers on the small bead closest to it. Recite your mantra in your mind or out loud. Continue repeating your mantra as you move onto the next bead, making your way around your mala until you reach your guru bead again.
When you are finished, hold your guru bead and thank all your teachers (those in physical form and in the Non-Physical realm) for all their guidance and Love. And take this time to thank yourself for your loving presence too.
Shop 108 Rudraksha Mala Beads.