How to Use Mala for Anxiety

A Mala can be a powerful tool for managing anxiety. Consisting of 108 beads, it promotes mindfulness and meditation, helps you focus the mind, and alleviates stress. Regular use of meditation can significantly reduce anxiety symptoms, encouraging a calmer, more-centered state of being. Users report enhanced tranquility and a deeper connection to their inner peace by focusing on each bead during recitation.

It’s a known fact that meditation can help reduce stress levels and anxiety, lower blood pressure, etc., but it isn’t always easy.

From our experience, many people find it hard to stay focused and keep their minds from wandering off significantly in the beginning.

Here's where the Mala comes in. It can keep you focused during meditation, especially one-of-a-kind pieces from our collection of hand-crafted Malas.

Benefits of Mala for Anxiety

The benefits of using Mala in meditation to reduce anxiety are enormous. Below are some of them.

  • It helps you stay focused and mindful when meditating. Every time your mind tries to sway away, the continuous rhythmic movement of your fingers on the Mala brings you back to focus and concentration.
  • It helps reduce anxiety and improve your overall mental health. Using Mala to meditate makes you relaxed and calm.
  • It reduces stress. Using Mala in your daily meditation will make you feel more relaxed and calm, invariably decreasing stress.
  • It helps you become present and mindful of your emotions and thought processes.
  • It lowers blood pressure. Anxiety is one of the significant contributors to high blood pressure and panic attacks. Regularly using Mala to meditate helps you lower your blood pressure in a short amount of time.

The Best Mala for Anxiety

Different types of Malas are made from various materials, ranging from seeds, wood, crystals, bones, gemstones, etc. Each of these materials represents different intentions and serves multiple purposes as well. So, choosing Mala that serves the purpose or intention you want to manifest is essential.

Below are some of the Malas that are very powerful in managing and relieving anxiety.

  • Amethyst is one of the best stress-relieving Malas that balances the mind by reducing the effect of negative emotions like anxiety, fear, anger, etc. Its purple color creates a calming sensation in the individual.
  •  Labradorite: Labradorite is thought to aid in reducing anxiety by promoting a sense of calmness, tranquility, and self-assurance while also helping to dispel feelings of fear or insecurity.
  • Rose Quartz: These pink-colored Mala beads heal emotional wounds and relieve fear and stress. It’s one of the finest Mala for anxiety release.
  • Agate: This colorful Mala helps to calm and soothe the mind and release trauma, anger, and other stressful emotions. Perfect for relieving stress and anxiety.
  • Moonstone: This Mala helps to relieve depression and anxiety. It stabilizes emotions and promotes calmness.
  • Aquamarine: Aquamarine possesses healing properties, including calming emotions, soothing stress and anxiety, enhancing clarity of thought, and promoting overall well-being and inner peace.
  • Snakeskin Jasper: Snakeskin Jasper is thought to have healing properties that include grounding and stabilizing energy, promoting strength and vitality, aiding in overcoming challenges, and fostering a sense of protection and inner harmony.
  • Howlite: Howlite is believed to have healing properties such as promoting tranquility, reducing stress and anxiety, aiding in restful sleep, enhancing patience and emotional balance, and facilitating communication and self-expression.
  • Sunstone: Sunstone possesses healing properties such as promoting joy, vitality, and enthusiasm, enhancing self-esteem and confidence, encouraging optimism and positivity, and fostering a sense of empowerment and abundance.
  •  Amazonite: Amazonite is believed to have healing properties such as promoting emotional balance, soothing stress and anxiety, enhancing communication and self-expression, encouraging creativity and self-discovery, and fostering a sense of inner peace and harmony.

These are gemstone Malas that are very good and effective for anxiety relief. When choosing either of them for your meditation practice, I would advise you to consider their colors and energetic properties that resonate with your intentions.

Blue, green, and purple colors have a calm and soothing effect. Choosing Mala in either of these colors would help alleviate anxiety faster.

Meditation Techniques for Anxiety.

Find a comfortable and quiet space. A peaceful space will help block out the noise and distractions when meditating. You become more focused, grounded, and relaxed when chanting your mantra or doing your breath meditation.

Aside from a quiet space, sitting posture can disrupt your meditation practice. Ensure you are sitting in a good posture that keeps your back comfortable.

Choose your Mala: Use words that resonate with your intention of reducing anxiety. In this case, the material the Mala is made of, its energetic properties, and its color are essential.

Above are well-curated Malas that you can use for meditation to reduce anxiety. Do well to choose anyone you like.

Intention setting: Now that you have a quiet place and a comfortable meditation space and have chosen the Mala, it's time to set your intentions.

This could be a mantra or words of affirmation you want to manifest. Examples are "I am calm," "I am peaceful," and "My mind is at rest." Anything that makes sense to you and aligns with your intention.

Start Meditating: Once all the above is set, you can meditate with your Mala. You do this by placing your Mala  between your thumb and middle finger, ensuring you do not touch the index finger, considering it’s your "ego or accusing finger."

You will start at first, next to the Guru bead, and bring it towards you, moving your thumb and middle finger while chanting your mantra or practicing your breath meditation.

When you've finished going around, you either stop or flip your Mala to continue.

Please focus on the mantra: When meditating, you will notice your mind will begin to wander; it’s okay.

However, when you focus on the mantra and the rhythmic movement of your hands touching the Mala meads, you can quickly shift your attention back to your meditation practice.

Focus on your breath. The same thing applies to your breath meditation. Once you lose concentration, you will begin to breathe faster instead of slowly.

When this happens, shift your attention back to your breath and the movement of the Mala in your hands.

Inhale-exhale, then move to the next bead.

Make it a routine. To see the working power of Mala in meditation to reduce anxiety, you must make it your daily routine.

Using it once or haphazardly would not give you the desired result, as would doing it constantly for longer.

You have to be serious and stay committed to it. Make it your everyday routine. Don't rush it.

 Set a comfortable time for you to meditate and stick to it. This way, you will get results quicker.


Malas are an excellent way to reduce anxiety, stress, and other mental ailments. Incorporating the meditation tools into your practice will give you the results you desire faster than expected.

We recommend shopping for handmade gemstone Malas from our collection and starting your journey to a clearer mind, body, and soul.