Having worked for decades exclusively with semi-precious and precious beads, I have begun to sense some of their abilities and properties. The basis of gemology and mineralogy is well established. The crystalline structure of quartz and many other minerals allows electro-magnetic energies to flow through it, and they have found many uses in technology and complementary therapies. Unsurprisingly I have found myself drawn to, amongst other things, what is called "meaningful" jewellery.

Recently I came across the Tantric  or Yoga Necklace (as I call it to avoid false connotations) and without knowing what it symbolized, have been attracted to its pattern. The Tantric Necklace or Yoga Necklace, is precisely concerned with the flow of energy - our own energy enhanced by the qualities of quartz gemstones. This pattern has been rediscovered in the 1980s by a student of Yogi Bhajan. It is a sacred geometric pattern, consisting of 416 beads, representing the 8 limbs of ash-tang yoga, the 16 qualities of Vedic Avatars, the five elements of Chinese philosophy and the ruling planets of astrology. Spiritual masters across various traditions have used this geometric pattern for millennia. Yoga in general, and Kundalini in particular, is concerned with the flow of energy. Its practice of kriyas, breathing techniques and meditation are aimed at raising our life force/spiritual energy (the kundalini) through the energy points - chakras - in our bodies. Particular stones are said to activate those chakras and enhance our energy and aura.

You can choose to wear a Yoga Necklace because you like it, or you can approach it through one of its various underlying traditions and meanings. The ready-made Yoga Necklaces I offer are the result of both aesthetic

considerations and to some extent the researched compatibility of the semi-precious beads (for which I rely on such sources as Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian).


If you would like to customize your Yoga Necklace, please contact me. You can either choose the stones or colours that appeal (and at the same time benefit from whatever the stones' particular qualities might be) or you can choose the stones for their particular effects on your chakras, aura, mental well-being. I may be able to offer some degree of assistance in choosing such stones.

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