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Caring For Your Mala

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Congratulations on your new ownership of Intentional Jewelry!  Although it is great to wear your Pangari Mala daily as a reminder of your intent and to benefit from the energy of the stones, they are handmade and should be worn and stored with love, care, and respect. They are not meant for use during vigorous physical activity, or when sleeping, and should always be handled with care. 

When you are not using your Pangari Mala they should be stored in the pouch they arrived in. Avoid tugging at your Malas, wrapping it around your wrist, or hanging your Malas when not in use as it may weaken the cord. Your Mala is a great compliment to your yoga practice, be sure to keep them at the foot of your mat to soak up the energy of your practice, but avoid wearing them during yoga or any physical exercise.

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. Because gemstones absorb and emit energy, it is important to cleanse them if they feel heavy or "off". How often you cleanse your mala will depend on how often you wear them, and the situations you encounter. If you encounter a lot of negative energy, many people touch or wear your mala, or you deal with a lot of stress, it is a good idea to cleanse your mala. You can cleanse your mala with sunlight, moonlight, Laying it on salt, or by burning white sage or Paolo Santo.
 
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Mala beads are delicate by nature, and although your Pangari Mala is made with the highest quality beading cord your treasured Malas may need to be restrung as the beads wear against the cord over time and may cause breakage..
A Mala breaking is considered a sign of karmic progression and is something to be fully celebrated. Gemstones have a way of releasing you when they are no longer useful, and a broken mala can symbolize lessons learned and new beginnings. It has done its work. After having a mala breakthrough it is recommended to sit and meditate on the original description and intentions of the mala and process any breakthroughs or progression. If you feel you experienced a mala breakthrough you can have your mala beads restrung and keep them on your altar or mirror as a symbol of your progress, or you can scatter the beads throughout your home or garden in a ceremony to celebrate the breakthrough. If you feel that you have not yet had a breakthrough and you are still supported by the intention of the mala beads, continue to wear them after they have been restrung. 

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