“Life (Ayu) is the combination (samyoga) of body, senses, mind and reincarnating soul. Ayurveda is the most sacred science of life, beneficial to humans both in this world and the world beyond.” - Charaka Samhita, Sutrasthana, 1.42-34
Vata literally means wind, it is the primary biological force, and is the motivating power behind the other two dosha (Pitta and Kapha) that combine to make our constitution . Vata is ether in substance and air in motion. Proper balance of Vata does depends on the right amount of Pitta and Kapha held within it. On an inner level, Vata is the energy of thought that moves in the space of the mind. When Vata is aggravated, emotional symptoms include : anxiety, nervousness, racing mind, forgetfulness, insomnia and lack of groundedness. (It is important to note that excess Vata can also cause physical symptoms which are too extensive to list here.) When balanced Vata endows us with: creativity, enthusiasm and responsiveness allowing us to achieve our goals in life.
This Mala includes Garnet for its grounding qualities; Carnelian to amplify motivation; Aquamarine - ‘the stone of courage’; Green Aventurine, vibrating with Anahata Chakra - to help induce feelings of harmony to one's heart centre and Clear Quartz for its Sattvic (pure) qualities to support communication and healing energy. Symbolic of purity in body, mind and speech - a sterling silver lotus has been placed halfway - between the 54th and 55th bead, a reminder of the pure Self held within.
This Mala has been handmade by me - the gemstones have been strung alongside fragrant Sandalwood and Rudraksha beads; it also includes a moveable knot so the tautness of the Mala may be adjusted according to your personal desire for meditation.