Mala Work

Inspired by her yoga and meditation practice Sara started to make malas. A mala is traditionally a tool used in meditation practices and consists of 108 counting beads, 3 spacer beads and one set of charms for the guru bead. Shorter males are 27 beads. Each of the longer malas is strung with natural gemstone beads, handmade metal beads and charms and can be worn as either a bracelet or a necklace. One of Sara’s favorite meditation practices is to match one breath to each bead as she goes through the mala.

They can be ordered by commission and select mala bracelets are available through Karuna House and Sara’s Etsy shop.

Published by Sara

Sara Kear is an artist and yoga teacher living in Perrysburg, Ohio along the muddy and beautiful Maumee River. In her art she works with mixed metals in intricate hand cut and fabricated jewelry designs. Images in her work include nature, animals and mythological subjects. She came to yoga to help with her anxiety and depression and believes the movement, meditation and breathing practices aided her in finding both calm and joy in her life. Certified with a RYT-200 from Ashaya Yoga, her classes combine alignment based techniques, breath work and meditation with compassion and humor.

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