I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I was first drawn to mala beads because I thought they were super cute! Little did I know they would be able to seriously help me cope with the stress I had in my day to day life. The stress of being a stay at home mom who never gets a moment of silence, to stress in my marriage, in my work; anything life would throw at me. How these beads aren’t more popular is beyond me. They have the power to help with prayer, meditation and anxiety relief. Here is a little guide to where mala beads came from, how they were originally used and how you can incorporate them into your day to day life today.