About this Product
This stunning handcrafted chanting mala is a style statement of wisdom gliding around your fingers. Own it/ Gift it to your Yoga gurus and friends.
Around 350 B.C. Sage Patanjali compiled valuable details on Yoga from numerous texts and gave us the gift of the 195 Yoga sutras. It has the essence of calming the mind and guide us to lead a truly equanimous life.
People erroneously consider Yoga as Asana and Pranayama only. It is interesting to note that, out of the 195 Yoga sutras, only 3 sutras are dedicated to Asana and 5 to Pranayama. Rest of the sutras either explicitly or implicitly deals with the mind and hence it would be appropriate to say that this text is more of Psychology than Philosophy.
The need of the hour to deal with the epidemic of Psycho –Somatic illness is guidance from a Scripture that deals with the mind. Patanjali’s Yoga sutras is an answer to our quest to know ourselves. It has 195 keys to open 195 locks of our mind.
Dr Praveena Shetty has been studying this text for more than a decade now and her Ph.D. thesis orbited around the Yoga sutras. PRAVZ Yoga sutras chanting beads was the result of her own need to find a technique to understand and memorize the Yoga sutras. It is a learning device to decode Patanjali’s Yoga sutras and with time it becomes instrumental in attaining more insight into the Yoga sutras.
A lot of research and prototypes were made to arrive at the present design. It took her more than 2 years to condense the number of bead colors to 9.
Making of the Mala.
PRAVZ® Yogasutra Chanting round Beads are handmade using Lamasa Clay Art. Lamasa is a clay like substance, made by mixing and heating ingredients, such as corn flour, lime juice etc. This clay is handmade and is a very intensive process. Subsequently, it is colored in various fine shades. It is then manually rolled into round beads with immense focus and precision. This clay can only be worked with when it is wet. It takes substantial effort and time to complete the beads with holes. These beads are then sun dried naturally for up-to a month to give a fine finish. The combination of these beautiful beads with Rudraksha gives it a perfect earthy look. The Maroon thread tassel is also handmade. PRAVZ Yoga sutras chanting beads kit includes the mala and a beautifully illustrated guide book.
- This Mala has Ersatz Rudraksha beads and Round beads (of 9 colors) signifying the 195 Yoga sutras. They are arranged in a specific color sequence to make memorization easy and understanding better as you chant.
- Maroon Cylindrical bead is placed at the start and end of each Chapter.
Each color highlights the essence of the Sutra.
Since every bead color signifies a meaning (either action, reward, obstacle, Ishvara, Guna,etc), learning is with awareness.
When the mind goes into a chatter mode one can direct it to chanting with the help of this Mala thus reducing the number of thoughts (Vrittis). It is Svadhyaya/ Self-study and chanting in Sanskrit has immeasurable benefits too.
What to expect from this Chanting Mala?
As you consistently use this Mala, you will become aware of the number of Sutras that are devoted to action, obstacles, Gunas, modifications, results, rewards etc.
You will soon figure out that if there are many Maroon beads in a sequence then it has to be the Third chapter i.e. Vibhuti Pada. Few black beads, back to back are Vrittis or Kleshas. The pattern will begin to unfold with practice.
You will realize that it is less Philosophical and more practical. You will soon begin to experience its practical application ability.
This tool is of great help to students who need assistance to chant in a numerical order. The colors will help you decode the coded sutras. It is important to chant the Yogasutras daily using this Mala for good results. It will help you get good insights and take you closer to the real meaning of the Yoga sutras.
You have to put the needful efforts for the effects to manifest and this chanting Mala will surely accelerate the process of understanding the Yoga sutras. Happy learning.
Style: Long Chanting Mala.
This product line is the brain child of Yoga Guru Dr. Praveena Shetty who is a master of Yoga Philosophy (195 Yogasutras of Sage Patanjali). She proposes to bring forth products inspired by the Yogasutra and the collection is going to be a piece of collectible art. Initially only the famous Yogasutras are going to be up for grabs followed by the whole series.
Designed with love, wrapped in knowledge, comfort in tandem with fashion we bring you the latest trends inspired by the wisdom pool of the Yoga manuscripts. The mala design, color pattern are copyright of Dr. Praveena Shetty and her brand Pravz®.
About all our designs
Wrapped in wisdom, this Chanting Mala and T- Shirts are inspired by the ancient insights from the Yogasutras of Sage Patanjali. It is a collection every Yoga enthusiast will be proud to own, collect, wear and gift. Every design is well thought of and carries an in-depth meaning to it. It is cryptic and has coded message that unfolds with deep study and contemplation. Appreciation for the material and design increases with time. So, wear it with pride and feel free to discuss the design with fellow Yoga enthusiasts.
195 yogasutras, so 195 designs will be up for grabs soon.
The T. Shirt with soft, round neckline is specially designed for comfort while doing Yoga. Easy to wear and take off, the collar fits snugly at the nape of the neck. The prints are designed after a lot of brain storming. Our design team is well educated in Yoga Philosophy plus contemporary art. The effort from an idea germination to the actual print is intense and intellectually driven. Every print is a piece of art. So, wrap yourself in this wisdom and follow the path of Yoga.