“Mala beads are more than just jewellery. They encourage us to pause, breathe and realign with our deepest intentions,” says Soma Temple, the woman behind Bali-based Aum Rudraksha Designs.
Soma, who has been a practicing Hindu since arriving in Bali from Michigan 34 years ago, believes it’s her dharma (life purpose) to spread rudrakshas to the Western world. Intertwined with health-giving gemstones, Soma’s sustainably-sourced designs each carry its own spiritual significance.
Mala Making with Aum Rudraksha
Friday 11 May
3pm – 5.30pm
Akademi Bar at Katamama
You’ll choose gemstones to match your intention, design your mala and have the final piece blessed by Pak Mangku, Katamama’s priest.
Precious Stone Properties
AMAZONITE: A green stone that heals the throat chakra to aid good communication.
AMETHYST: A purple stone that heals the crown chakra, giving the wearer stability strength, inspiration and a sense of peace.
AVENTURINE: Red and green stones that heal the heart chakra to encourage regeneration, relieve migraines and alleviate stress.
CARNELIAN: A brownish-red stone that heals the sacral chakra to ease digestion or abdominal problems and enhance sexuality.
LAVA: A black stone that stabilizes the root chakra and helps the wearer become more grounded. Also a libido booster.
ROSE QUARTZ: A pink stone regarded as ‘the love stone,’ rose quartz stimulates the heart chakra to improve circulation, increase fertility and libido and reduce signs of ageing.