ABOUT ZEN GARDEN COLLECTION
Zen Garden collection is inspired by minimalistic aesthetic and profound philosophy of a Zen garden. We put the main emphasis on the simple meditative beauty of the gemstones themselves: white howlite, snowflake obsidian, ocean jasper, grey and milky-white agates, lapis lazuli… Buddha statues, balancing rocks, swirl-like infinity circles, koi fish ponds and lotus flowers – all those beautiful Zen garden sights of meditation are reflected in this collection. We used hand-painted ceramic focal and hand-carved gemstone pendants to make every piece look artistic and unique. The collection features long mala necklaces, bracelets, stack bracelet sets, and short necklace malas that can be also worn as wrap bracelets.
ABOUT BLACK OBSIDIAN
Key words: protection, strength, growth on all levels, clear mind, compassion, safety, confidence, peace.
Obsidian is a glass-like black volcanic rock famous for its strong protective and powerful cleansing properties. It acts like a shield against negative energy, anger and fear. Unlike agates and many other root chakra stones that reveal their properties slowly and gradually, black obsidian acts fast and with great power. For this reason it was often used in ancient times in amulets and necklaces.
Wearing black obsidian helps one to overcome weaknesses, fears, energy blockages and destructive tendencies. This stone is usually recommended for highly sensitive people and those having a stressful or dangerous job.
Black obsidian is a grounding stone. It stimulates growth on all levels, relieves tensions, confusions, clears one’s mind . It gives one emotional and physical strength, promotes compassion and helps at times of both mental distress and physical health challenges.
On physical level this stone works as detoxifying remedy and also reduces pain of arthritis, joint problems and injuries. It increases the blood circulation and warms the hands and feet.
Overall, black obsidian works great at all levels of physical, mental and emotional protection. It gives its wearer feeling of safety, confidence and peace. In the West black color is often associated with something negative or sad, but from the crystal healing perspective it is a very positive color that shields from various types of harm. Use black obsidian mala as your protective amulet, take it with you while you travel or keep it by your front door to boost protective energy at home.
ABOUT SNOWFLAKE OBSIDIAN
Key words: balance of body, mind and spirit, balance, protection, grounding, energy cleansing and filter, inner centering, self-understanding, right decisions.
Snowflake obsidian is a volcanic mineral, black with white patches that remind snowflake pattern. It is a stone of purity with calming and soothing properties that brings balance to body, mind and spirit. Obsidian promotes inner centering and helps to keep focused in difficult and chaotic situation. This stone helps to recognize “wrong” ways and harmful decisions, and “let go” negative emotions and old karmic ties. It also aids surrender in meditation and helps to overcome loneliness and isolation.
Healing properties of snowflake obsidian are associated with skeletal and vascular systems as it helps to strengthen bones and aids in disorders of the veins. It also treats joints pain (arthritis) and is said to support smooth skin.
Obsidian is often used to release energy blockage and is a great cleanser of negative energies. It helps to remove negative emotions such as greed, anger, jealousy. It is very grounding, protective and balancing stone.
Key words: calm, divine wisdom, anti-stress, compassion, kindness, tolerance, encouragement, respectful communication, knowledge, creativity, inspiration, self-expression.
Howlite attunes to the crown chakra, and it is a very calming stone. Spiritually, it is a stone of awareness, and it helps its wearer to receive Divine wisdom and connect to the Divine during meditation. It helps one to become more open-minded and it purifies one’s consciousness and aura. It reduces stress, anxiety, and tensions. It encourages emotional expression while eliminating negative emotions. It protects from overreactions, calms the mind, and helps to feel restful after sleep.
Howlite strengthens positive character traits, encourages desirable personal qualities and removes selfishness, greed, anger and other negative impulses. It helps to develop tolerance, patience, positive outlook on life, compassion, and kindness. It decreases over-critical mind, helps to prevent offensive behavior, and is quite helpful for those who tend to procrastinate.
On a physical plane, it relieves insomnia, balances calcium level and strengthens teeth and bones. It is said to accelerate metabolism and heal various skin condition. It purifies the blood, reduces muscles pain, regenerate bodily tissues. It also eliminates pain caused by the stress.
Howlite helps to approach chaotic situations with tranquility, reduces conflicts, and improves respectful communication. It helps to formulate one’s ambitions and achieve with respect to others. It also stimulates desire for knowledge. Howlite is also associated with creativity, inspiration and artistic expression.
ABOUT LAVA STONE (BASALT)
Key words: grounding, stability, calmness, mental and physical strength, protection, clear reasoning.
Lava stone, or basalt, is a volcanic rock. It comes from the core of the earth and carries the energy of fire. It is heated within the earth to the liquid state before it comes to the surface and cools down. No wonder it has enormous energetic powers and is used in different cultures as a powerful healing stone.
Lava stone has grounding, stabilizing qualities. It can be used for balancing the root chakra and to connect to the energy of the earth. It helps to remain calm in challenging situations, gives mental and physical strength, and cleanses negativity. It enhances creativity and helps to cope with negative aspects of one’s character (for instance, it assists in anger control).
Lava rock is considered to be a fertility stone that harmonizes feminine energy through the powers of the earth. At the same time, this stone is great for a male wearer for its ability to give protection and strength. For this reason in ancient times lava rock was worn by warriors.
It is also believed that lava rock protects organism from bacterial and viral infections and provides radiation shielding.
DISCLAIMER: Please consult with crystal healing specialist before using your mala for healing sessions. Also it should be understood, that description of the healing properties of the stones used in our malas, as well as information relating to mentioned medical and health conditions is given for informational purposes only. It is no substitute for consulting a health care professional. Please see your health care professional before starting any alternative treatments. Above mentioned statements and products have not been evaluated by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to FDA, they are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. If you have a health concern or condition, consult a physician. Always consult a medical doctor before modifying your diet, using any new product, drug, supplement, or doing any new exercises.