How Do I Activate My Mala?
You are encouraged to create whatever ceremony feels right for you to activate and charge your mala beads. One option is to create a quiet space, burn sage, incense or a candle, and sit with your mala. Close your eyes and breathe deeply while holding your beads, then call to mind your intention. Repeat your mantra 108 times as you pass the beads through your fingers, careful to avoid using the index finger. I then recommend flipping the mala and repeating in the opposite direction. If you do not yet know your mantra, you could practice chanting “Om”, “Sa Ta Na Ma”, or “Om Shanti”, while allowing yourself time to sit and be present with the energy of your new beads.