Yoga Meditation for Wherever You Are

yoga meditation with mala beads

The biggest barrier to yoga meditation is not believing you have time for it! We love our favourite yoga instructors because they do a great job of integrating meditation into their classes. They make it easy. After all, nothing beats leaving your class feeling both the effects of your workout, while also feeling the sense of calm we love to get from yoga. For all the times when you’re not practicing, you should still strive to feed your mental clarity through meditation.
The good news? You only need about 3-5 minutes each day to get started, and you really can meditate (almost) anywhere! So, whether you’re outside for a walk, on a lunch break or even lying in bed — start small, wherever you already are. Take a few minutes each day to clear your head and create your own meditation regime. Sit in a comfortable position, and take the points below as a great starting point.


Strive to make relaxation your first defence against stress, and start with relaxation when you meditate. Ensure you’re in an environment that is free of stimulation, and focus your energy on stopping thoughts that impede on your relaxation. It’s perfectly okay if something comes to mind. Acknowledge it, and tell yourself you’ll resolve it later. Focus on what’s happening right now, and be happy and grateful for yourself.


Take everything you do with your breathing in your favourite yoga class with you when you meditate. Sit straight and breathe in deeply and slowly through your nose, exhaling and repeating. Breathing is at the core of meditation, and the benefits are immeasurable. Breathe like it’s all that your life depends on (after all, it is).


A lot has been also written about the many benefits of smiling. So, remember not to take life too seriously and smile while you meditate. Smiling relaxes more than just your face, and it will show in your mood after mediating, and likely for the rest of your day.
Meditation is a personal journey, but it need not be more complicated than starting with these steps. Do what works for you!
yoga meditation with mala beads

For those that want to take it a step further, we recommend meditating with mala beads. We love wearing Mala Collective‘s line of meditation beads, which are handmade and blessed in Bali. Apart from being functional for our daily regime, they serve as a constant reminder of the good energy that meditation brings us every day!


Keep moving, be… relaxed.



Mala Beads for Better Yoga Meditation

Stop. Breathe. Yoga meditation can be a tricky task. Our daily environment isn’t always conducive to the idea of slowing down, and many aspects of our modern culture tends to undervalue the importance of reflecting on our existence. Still, we all seem to understand the benefits of yoga meditation, from reduced stress to increased concentration and greater happiness. For these reasons and countless others, we love how Mala beads compliment our yoga practice.

Mala Beads for Yoga Meditation

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The Mala Collective line was born out of a gained appreciation for the benefits of meditation and the healing qualities of Mala beads. Each piece from Mala Collective’s collection is handmade in Bali, Indonesia by professional mala makers. The jewelry is produced through a traditional process that incorporates traditional rudraksha seeds (which are crafted into beads) and different gemstones, each with their own spiritual benefit. Through an authentic approach to mala jewelry, we’ve found Mala Collective’s products are a great starting point for improving our mediation.

Getting started As it turns out, yoga mediation is easy with mala beads! Beginning by sitting cross legged in a comfortable position, one should hang a starting bead gently of a necklace or bracelet over the third or fourth finger of the left hand, reciting any mantra or personal message in intervals, pushing each bead away with the thumb after each repetition. The message is up to you — whether it be a simple ‘om’ or a specific aspect of your life you are grateful for.

Through repetition, consistency and the natural properties of the mala beads, we’ve found this form of meditation helps move our energy from the stresses of life to a focus on ourselves, our breathing and and eventually inner calmness. Even just by having a physical reminder of the benefits of meditation around our necks or wrists, we can all benefit from an increased appreciation for ourselves and our mediation. Check out our selection of Mala Collective’s products compliment our yoga practice. and start medicating with mala before your next yoga class!

Stay calm and Om on.