The Healing Power of Rudraksha
It's crunch time: Black Friday and all the rest of it; snow and sniffles and all those circulating germs on your holiday flight. The pressure to cook the best meal, buy the best presents, and somehow get all the baby gear on the airplane.
No wonder we're sick, tired, Scrooged-out, and anxious this time of year.
Sure, you can take a pill to soothe holiday nerves, but wouldn't it be great if there was something natural and beautiful that would boost your immunity, calm anxiety, and deliver spiritual blessings to boot?
Hindus and Buddhists have utilized the seed of the rudraksha tree (Elaeocarpus granitrus) for centuries to aid in meditation and keep up health, strength, clarity, and calm in order to develop their spiritual pursuits.
Rudra means Shiva, and aksha means teardrop in Sanskrit. According to Hindu mythology, when Shiva contemplated the human condition, he was moved to tears of compassion. These tears fell and became the rudraksha tree.
In the Ayurvedic system, rudraksha may positively affect the cardiovascular and nervous systems. The beads relieve stress, anxiety, depression, palpitations and lack of concentration when worn on the body.*
Aum Rudraksha Malas @ BoldMats
We are thrilled to be offering malas made by Aum Rudraksha. This Bali-based company creates rudraksha and gemstone malas and bracelets under fair trade conditions and using sustainably grown rudraksha from nearby plantations. The malas are hand-knotted, and blessed by a Hindu priest.
Shop the collection here.
Soma Temple, the founder of the company, has this to say about rudraksha:
When we wear rudraksha we are literally carrying sacks of oxygen, carbon and hydrogen against our bodies. Increasing negative ion levels and also we are soaking up the vibration of pure living organisms. This in turn acting on our central nervous system, including the release of chemicals in our bodies responsible for uplifting mood, emotional response, and calm mind. Many people for this reason alone have found freedom from stress, depression and lethargy in the use of rudraksha.
What a perfect gift for the yogi in your life! Beautiful and useful, these malas offer a centuries-old antidote to life's anxieties. Aum Rudraksha gives back with each purchase, to organizations benefiting women and children in their local community.
*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The results are the sole responsibility of the wearer.*