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Rudraksha - Benefits of Wearing Rudraksha Beads

Sadhguru talks about Rudraksha and the importance of using a real Rudraksha. The most common is the Panchmukhi Rudraksha, which can be worn as a mala (necklace) and has many positive effects. Others, however, should only be worn by certain types of people.

What is a Rudraksha?

Sadhguru: Rudraksha are the seeds of a certain tree species that usually grow at a certain altitude in the mountains - especially in the Himalayan region. Unfortunately, most of these trees were used to make railroad ties, so very few of them remain in India. Nowadays you can find them mainly in Nepal, Burma, Thailand or Indonesia. They are also found in some parts of the Western Ghats in South India, but the highest quality ones come from a certain altitude in the Himalayas because they are in some way affected by the soil, the atmosphere and everything. These seeds have a unique vibration.

What are the effects of Rudraksha pearls?

For someone who is constantly on the move and eats and sleeps in different places, Rudraksha are a very good support because they create a cocoon of your own energy. You may have noticed before that when you are in a new place, sometimes you fall asleep easily, while in some other places you cannot sleep even when your body is tired. This is because your environment won't let you calm down if it doesn't suit your type of energy. Sadhus and Sanyasis could be disturbed by certain places and situations because they were constantly on the move. One of their rules was never to sleep in the same place twice. Today people have started eating and sleeping in different places again because of their jobs. So rudraksha can be helpful.

In addition, sadhus or sanyasis who live in the forest cannot drink from every body of water because the water in nature can often be poisoned or contaminated with certain gases. If they did drink it, it could cause permanent damage or even kill them. When a Rudraksha Mala is kept above water, it moves clockwise if the water is good and potable. When it's poisoned, it moves counterclockwise. The quality of food can also be determined in this way. When you hold it over a positive pranic substance, it moves clockwise. When you hold it over a negative pranic substance, it moves counterclockwise.

Which rudraksha should you wear? Ek Mukhi, Panchmukhi Rudrakshas and others

The number of faces (segments) a pearl can have ranges from a single face up to 21 faces. They are used for different purposes, so it would be inappropriate to simply buy something in the store and wear it on your body. Wearing the wrong strain can cause harm in life. Many people want to wear an ekmukhi that has only one face because it has a very powerful effect. You yourself have many faces. If you have many faces and you are wearing an ekmukhi, you are asking for trouble.

Rudraksha with five faces or Panchmukhi are safe and suitable for everyone - man, woman or child.

Ek Mukhi Rudraksha

It is said that if you wear an ekmukhi, you will leave your family within twelve days. It's not about whether or not you leave your family - it's just that your energies are changed so that you want to be alone. It doesn't make you compatible with other people's company. If you plan to wear other types of special pearls, the best thing to do is to get them from someone who knows what they're doing, rather than just going to the store and affecting your system.

Panchmukhi Rudraksha

Rudraksha with 5 faces or Panchmukhi are safe and suitable for everyone - whether man, woman or child. They are for general wellbeing, health, and freedom. They lower blood pressure, calm the nerves and bring a certain balance and alertness to the nervous system. Children under the age of 12 can wear 6-faced rudraksha. They will help them be calmer and more focused. In addition, they will get the right kind of attention from the adults.

Gauri Shankar Rudraksha

The Gauri-Shankar is a specific type of Rudraksha that balances Ida and Pingala. Generally, people believe that it will bring them wealth. Prosperity doesn't have to mean just money. It can have so many aspects. Even if you don't own anything, you can still be wealthy. If you have a balanced nature and act sensibly, you can achieve prosperity. It happens when your energies are working well. A Gauri-Shankar balances Ida and Pingala and activates them.

When you have made up your mind to purify your life, a rudraksha is a helpful tool, a little support on the way. When someone is on the spiritual path they want to use every little support they can to develop themselves further, and a rudraksha is definitely a very good support. A guru usually energizes a rudraksha in different ways for different people. For people who live in a family setting, it is energized in a certain way. If you want to be a brahmachari or a sanyasi, it will be energized in a completely different way. People in family relationships shouldn't wear things that are energized in a certain way.

What are the guidelines for Rudraksha Malas?

Usually the seeds are strung into a chain as a mala. Traditionally, it is believed that the number of pearls must be 108 plus one. The additional pearl is the bindu. The mala must always have a bindu, otherwise the energy will begin to revolve and sensitive people could become dizzy. An adult should not wear a mala with less than 84 pearls plus the bindu. Any number beyond that is fine.

If you take a cold shower and don't use chemical soap, it is especially good if the water runs over it and onto your body.

When threading, it is best to use either silk thread or cotton thread. If you wear them with a thread, it is advisable to change the thread every six months. Otherwise it could be that one day the thread will break and your 108 pearls will roll around everywhere. If you want to use copper, silver, or gold, that's fine too, but most of the time, this is what happens: You take them to the jeweler for it. Most of the time, when the jeweler knots the gold wire or something, he over-pulls it and breaks the inside of the Rudraksha bead. In my experience, 30-40% of the time when they come back to me they are damaged, although I advise people to explain this to the jeweler. It is very important that you make sure that it is loose. It shouldn't be threaded too tight, because if the inside crumbles from pressure, that's not good.

The mala can be worn at any time. You can even wear them in the shower. If you take a cold shower and don't use chemical soap, it is especially good if the water runs over it and onto your body. But if you use chemical soaps and warm water, the pearls will become brittle and will break after a while. So in this case, the best thing to do is to take it off.

This is how you can find real Rudraksha Malas

Traditionally, malas were always traded by people who saw this as a sacred task in their lives. For generations they did nothing else. They made a living from it too, but basically it was like a sacred task to offer them to the people. However, when the demand got too high, commerce came into play. Nowadays there is another seed in India called Badraksh which is poisonous and which is widespread in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and surrounding areas. Both seeds are the same in appearance. You can't tell the difference. Only when you take it in your hand and are sensitive will you notice the difference. These seeds should not be worn on the body, but in many places they are sold as real pearls. So it is important that you get your mala from a trustworthy source.

Rudraksha: A protective shield against negative energies

It also forms a kind of protective shield against negative energies. Some people can use negative energies to harm someone else. That is a whole science in itself. One of the Vedas, the Atharvana Veda, is all about how to use energies for your own benefit and to the detriment of others. When someone in control of these things tries to use them, many things - extreme suffering and even death - can be caused.

A rudraksha mala is a kind of protective shield against it. You may think that nobody wants to harm you, but it doesn't have to be directed against you. Let's say someone directed it against the person sitting next to you, but they are not receptive to it. Then it might hit you because you're sitting next to her. It's like two people shooting at each other in the street. They don't intend to hit you, but you could get shot. Similarly, these things can also happen. It's not directed against you, but it can happen if you're in the wrong place at the wrong time. You don't need to be very afraid of such things, but a mala is a kind of protection against them.

Editor's note: Rudraksha malas are made with great care at Isha and are consecrated and energized for maximum benefit.