Benefit of Rudraksha
Extensive research has been done on these seeds and it is believed that Rudraksha beads form a protective energetic cocoon around the wearer which gets stronger with wearing it and handling the mala during meditation or japa mala so that the person forms a protective bond with the mala.
Rudraksha is also said to protect the wearer from the ill effects of travel and often changing the place of sleep or positioning of the head during sleep. The bead stores energy and sends out subtle electrical impulses that create vibrations and can have a calming effect on the wearers nervous system. It may help lower blood pressure, increase the wearers concentration and reduce stress overall.
According to some research the aura of a person changes after only a few days of wearing a Rudraksha mala and the chakras get unblocked.
The Rudraksha is the most auspicious and powerful bead on the planet, given to the benefit of mankind by Lord Siva.
Why are there Rudraksha beads in Dharma Malas?
Gemstones are used in your Dharma Mala for specific benefits or remedial reasons, especially when a mala is custom crafted based on your Vedic astrology chart.
These gemstones have a powerful effect on the persons energy field. Sometimes two gemstones might be used in one mala which should not sit too close together for astrological reasons, and yet are important enough to not just omit one gem from the mala crafted for the wearer.
I choose to use Rudraksha beads for two reasons.
- The benefit of the Rudraksha itself.
- The ability to create a space or buffer between gemstones to allow the gem to shine without impeding on its neighbor gem.
The wearer may form a certain organic bond with the Dharma Mala. Due to the careful selection of gemstones, the infusion of a certain vibration during the creation of the Dharma Mala, the use of Rudraksha beads or other appropriate woods or seeds these personal malas become powerful tools not only for everyday wear but certainly as part of meditation and spiritual practice.