Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Check out our Fourth Giveaway!

Do you know what a mala is and what it represents? Malas, also called Tibetan Prayer Beads, are used as way to count repetitions of prayers, chants or devotions. Prayer beads are used by Buddhists, Catholics, Anglicans, Hindus, Sikh's and many other religions to keep the mind focused on the meditation at hand.

The number of beads differs between religions. Buddhists and Hindus use the Japa Mala which usually has 108 beads, or 27 which are counted four times. Many yogis use these mala to enhance their mindful awareness and sometimes as a fashion statement to show that they subscribe to the "yoga lifestyle".

Now that you're educated in malas I know that you will enjoy the beauty of them even more when you visit today's highlighted shop,  True Nature Yoga.

(Keep reading below to see giveaway details).

True Nature Yoga is owned and operated by Carol Somers, a Mom, Yoga instructor and Level II Usui Reiki practitioner. Carol makes beautiful malas as well as custom malas. She brings a creative and fun approach to her work as and creates many different styles of malas. You can find her work at her Etsy shop:

Here is what Carol has to say about herself and her shop:

"I am mother to a 13 year old boy, working full time. Alongside my full time job, I have been teaching yoga and making malas part time since February 2010."

"Upon completion of our teacher training we were asked to make a congruent statement regarding what we were going to do next. The idea popped into my head that I was going to make malas. I had made a couple for my own use and really loved the sense of peace they brought me even while creating them."

"What started as a simple statement has turned into a passion. I love to explore new beads and new creations. Each one is special to me. Yoga and meditation have brought a true sense of peace and balance to my life that had been missing. I hope that my malas can bring a small bit of that to others."

"I have also become increasingly interested in holistic healing. I am certified Level II Usui Reiki practitioner and cleanse each mala upon completing them.

You can contact Carol at:

And now... the Giveaway! 
Carol has generously donated a beautiful Hematite Mala bracelet. Hematite is believed to bring the wearer focus, concentration, willpower, reliability, courage, confidence, and optimism.

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This contest will end at 11:59pm on Saturday 12/31/11. Winner will be chosen at random by or by 3rd party of's choosing.

Rules and Legal Mumbo Jumbo
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  1. trying again to post, love this item!

  2. omg, finally!!!! I got back on, love your posts Traci, I thought the interview was great!

  3. Thanks Sandy! Glad to see you back on here :)

  4. Hi! I followed you via GFC (as dangchristine)


  5. The link didn't work but I searched for you on fb and like ya!

  6. Hi Christina- Thanks for finding us. Which link isn't working so I can fix that? Thanks!

  7. Subscribed to the blog, and I follow you on Twitter (love the blog, i'm new!) Love the hematite :) katpburke(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. Hi, following you on gfc as jhb
    Julie B.
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  9. twitter follower as jhitomi
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  10. email subscriber
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