interesting practice - seemed to be hard to move the beads with just one hand though - used L hand to hold the strand a little more taut while moved with index and thumb of R hand - really pleased you added this option though. thanks.
curious to know how it would work switching hands so beads are moved with L hand. whats your experience of this please?
I wasn't with it at all today. I'm not sure if it was the mala technique though. I have a feeling it was just how it was for me today. I'm interested in seeing what tomorrow looks like. The whole thing is such wonderful learning. Thanks for this Nikki.
Hi Nikki. I don't have a Mala so will do my research and buy one. Enjoyed the session as I am finding it increasingly easy to just drop into the breath and mantra. An ease, grace and simplicity I enjoy. The benefits off the mat are clarity focus and calm. Namaste
The tactile element provides another focal point for the mind. I started out with my mom's rosary (my mala needs restringing at the moment!) and I found I wanted to combine a recitation of the mantra with the breath AND the beads. And then I picked up a little Tibetan prayer wheel I have and tried spinning with mantra (om mani padme hum). Helpful techniques.
I've been excited for Day 13 using the Mala. I always thought you had to link the mantra with the breath as you moved from bead to bead. I like that you said it took you about a month to feel comfortable with the technique. It doesn't feel completely natural yet, but I will keep practicing. Namaste!