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Hello! The ‘we’ of Chant Malas is me, Founder and Creatrix, Helen. I’m a mama of two small humans, woodland dancer and seaside dweller (Hove, UK, to be exact). Chant Malas are consciously-created, vegan mala beads that honour your mantra practice and feed your wild soul.  A portion of my profits are donated to carefully chosen charities to help to create a better world for us all.  Thank you for visiting my blog and remember to pop over to the shop (link above) to view all of my latest designs! Helen x

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  • ✨S W I T C H // O F F✨ I’m back from a short break with my family and some friends and seem to have lost all ability to post here - what to write and how to take a photo 😂 .
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I’m using this as an opportunity to focus on the real life tasks I have - planning for my workshops next weekend - one @thelifecentre Islington (all sold out 🙈) and the other @portsmouthyogastudio (a few spots left - DM me for the link if you fancy some Saturday mala-making fun!😊) as well as wholesale orders (the beauty pictured (the Breaking Free mala) is off to a new stockist @the_soul_shala 💖), retreat pieces and (finally) starting to find myself an assistant (long overdue!) - yay!
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Although I may not be entirely switching off, see this as an invitation to focus on what you love love love - time with your family, your creativity, your practice - whatever sets your heart soaring! .
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Have a happy Saturday, lovely one!  Helen x
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#creativetime #womenwhorunwiththewolves #malanecklace #meditationspace #yogaphotography #moonchild #yogablogger #yogateacher #tassel #amethystnecklace #malabeads #mantra #focusonyourself #lovewhatyoudo #alwayscreating #womenscircle #creatrix #brightonyoga #ukyoga #yogauk #ukyogini #yogaeurope #practiceeveryday #dothework #eightlimbsofyoga
  • ✨B R E A K I N G // S U R F A C E✨ Let no one keep you from your journey,
no rabbi or priest, no mother
who wants you to dig for treasures
she misplaced, no father
who won't let one life be enough,
no lover who measures their worth
by what you might give up,
no voice that tells you in the night
it can't be done.
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Let nothing dissuade you
from seeing what you see
or feeling the winds that make you
want to dance alone
or go where no one
has yet to go.
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You are the only explorer.
Your heart, the unreadable compass.
Your soul, the shore of a promise
too great to be ignored. .
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Mark Nepo.
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📸 by @jothornephotography .
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#poetry #meditation #soulfulsunday #mantra #thoughtfortheday #prayer #soul #malabeads #malanecklace #yogaphotography #nature #woodlands #forest #wilderness #wildwoman #womenwhorunwiththewolves #sisterhood #therockandtheriver #divinefeminine #intheflow #yogasadhana
  • ✨D E A R // Y O U✨ Dear You, clear away all the voices in your head, the ones that say you are less than, not worthy; scoop them up and look at them and then put them away.  See them as debris from another time and then listen to me when I tell you that you are magic.  Magic in its truest form.  You always have been and you always will be.  Love, Me x
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#mentalhealthawareness #youaremagic #starseed #satnam #cosmos #moonchild
  • ✨M A N T R A S // A N D // M O O N S✨ And that’s a wrap!  I just finished my final ‘Live’ for my Week of Mantra over on my live feed (I have the kiddies tomorrow and think it’ll be too much of a juggling act to try and do it then!). It’s been so lovely to share some ideas, information and insights about all things mantra meditation and I’ve had so many lovely messages saying how much you’ve enjoyed it.  Thank you SO much for your support and kind words. .
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Tonight I was chatting about moon cycles (ours and Hers!) and how we can use this to inform not just our mantra practice but our meditation practice in general.  It’ll be up for the next 24 hours so pop over and have a look if you like 🙏
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I’m having problems saving the videos so will do something more permanent over on the blog in the next few weeks for those of you interested.  This is just the start, dear ones!
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I hope you’re enjoying your Thursday, lovely!  Helen x
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#chantmalas #malabeads #malanecklace #mantrameditation #mantra #affirmation #ladyluna #mooncycles #moonwisdom #sacredcycles #womenscircle #divinefeminine #goddess #goddessenergy #japamantra #japa #yogaeveryday #eightlimbsofyoga #creatrix #findyourflow
  • ✨N E W // M O O N // I N // T A U R U S✨ ‘Enter those turning points / Where the rhythms of life transform / Into each other. .
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‘Breath flows in, filling, filling / In this moment, drink eternity. .
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‘Breath flows out, emptying, emptying / Offering itself to infinity. .
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‘Cherishing these moments / Mind dissolved into heart / Heart dissolved into space / Body becomes a vibrating field / Pulsating between fullness and emptiness.’ The Radiance Sutras.
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New moon blessings, beautiful one, Helen x
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📸 by Erda Estremera via Unsplash.
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#newmoon #turningpoint #transformation #change #poetry #radiancesutras #yogaforeverybody #flower #gaia #pachamama #mothernature #embracechange #youareloved #yogablogger #yogateacher #svadhyaya #sadhana
  • ✨T U R N I N G // P O I N T S✨ The new moon is coming and it’s a good one, signalling turning points and a chance to put your passion and creativity first!  Earthy, feminine, stable Taurus, ruled by Venus, is also going to be moving into the planet of awakenings - Uranus - so it’s a time for leading with your heart and seeing the opportunities that might be presenting themselves to you currently - however small these may be right now - and going with them.  Embrace them with both arms knowing that you are supported in any intentions you might be setting tomorrow.
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My newsletter went out this morning with more detailed insights as well as a couple of yummy practices to get you ready for this awakening.  Drop me a DM if you missed it and would like me to send it to you.  You can also sign up for future newsletters (they go out every new and full moon) via my website.
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Sending you all the love and support you need this week, Helen x
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Pictured mala is the Nurturing harmony ball mala designed for pregnancy and new mamas.  Stunning Yantra from the @yantrawisdom deck.
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#awakening #shakti #newmoon #taurus #astrology #venus #creativity #moonwisdom #moonchild #moonsign #malanecklace #malabeads #prayerbeads #mantra #mantrameditation #yogalove #yantra #durga #goddess #goddessenergy #moonstone #pregnancy #pregnancyyoga #pregnantyogini #healingcrystals #yonishakti
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