Rudraksha: Benefits for Meditation & Spiritual Awakening
The word Rudraksha has originated from Sanskrit words “Rudra” and “Aksha”, “Rudra” is another name of Lord Shiva, and “aksha” means teardrops. Like for Haritaki, rudraksha beads are said to be compassion teardrops falling from Shiva’s eyes after a deep samadhi, then these drops took the form of seeds and become Rudraksha trees. Rudraksha mala is revered as a sacred seed in the ancient vedic scriptures as the Shiva Purana, and is traditionnaly worn by Yogis and Sadhus (Holy men), due to it’s direct connection with Lord Shiva.
Rudraksha beads are small seeds of various shapes and number of facets, which act as small magnets with different electro-magnetic properties due to their mineral composition with high content of Iron, Cobalt, Nickel, Copper, Carbon, Nitrogen, Hydrogen, Oxygen and trace elements. Rudraksha beads are used in Ayurvedic medicine, for their health benefits, due to their abilitity to control and normalize the flow of bio-electric current in the body.
Natural alternative for western magnetotherapy, rudraksha beads prove to be very useful for anchoring, for energy circulation, for homeostasis of the body, but also to store the energy generated during meditation, in order to amplify and maintain one’s level of consciousness or vibratory state during the whole day.
Rudraksha beads are also used as a medicine in powder form, for all kinds of ailments. as diabete and blood pressure. Different combinations of Rudraksha seeds exist, but in order to awaken kundalini, and to help energy move up the spine to the crown chakra, through chakra balancing and harmonization of the ida and pingala polarities, Siddha mala will be recommended. rudraksha bead
Who Can Wear Rudraksha Beads?
Rudraksha beads can be worn by anyone, regardless of religion or spiritual beliefs. Many people wear Rudraksha beads for their benefits such as stress reduction, improved attention and focus, and overall well-being. If you practice meditation, Rudraksha beads will help you to deepen your sadhana or spiritual practice by cultivating pranic energy in your whole nervous system, in order to reach and integrate higher states of consciousness.
What Are the Different Type of Rudraksha Beads?
Some types of Rudraksha seed have specific benefits related to their number of facets (mukhi). Indeed all these different types of rudraksha have different healing effects, related to different organs, different planets and different deities, as established by the Ayurvedic Siddha medicine system.
1 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to Shiva/Sun. It is recommended for diseases of the heart, blood, veins, headaches, heart disease and right eye problems. Its organs of choice are the pineal gland, the pituitary gland, the optic chiasm, and the hypothalamus.
2 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to ArdhaNareeshwara/Moon. It is recommended for gastric problems, stress and depression, and hysteria. Its organ of choice is the heart.
3 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to Agni/Mars. It is recommended for children with frequent fever, liver and gallbladder diseases, stress and depression. Its organs of predilection are the throat and the solar plexus.
4 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to Brahma/Jupiter. It is recommended for kidney disorders, thyroid disorders, brain disorders with psychiatric symptoms, stuttering, memory loss. Its organs of choice are the adrenal glands and the heart.
5 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to Shiva/Jupiter. It is recommended for problems of bone marrow, liver, kidney, feet, thigh, ear, fat diseases and diabetes. It is recommended for the 7 chakras.
6 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to Kartikeya/Jupiter. It is recommended for eye problems, sexual diseases, mouth diseases, urinary disorders, neck diseases and dropsy. Its preferred organs are the prostate, reproductive organs, and the root chakra.
7 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to Mahalaxmi/Saturn. It is recommended for sexual diseases, heart problems, throat diseases and leukemia, stress and depression, muscle pains. Its organs of predilection are the optic chiasma and the pancreas.
8 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to Ganesh/Rahu. It is recommended for diseases of the nervous system, lungs, prostate and gallbladder and insomnia. His favorite organs are also the optic chiasma and the pancreas.
9 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to Durga/Ketu. It is recommended for body pains and backaches. Its organs of choice are the hypothalamus, and the limbic system.
10 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to Vishnu. It is recommended for insomnia, mental instability, difficulty in finding meaning in life, and prolonged coughing. Its organ of choice is the heart.
11 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to Hanuman. It is recommended for stomach disorders, acidity, liver and breast diseases. It is also worn by people to cure heart disease, diabetes and blood pressure. Its organs of choice are the nerves.
12 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to the Sun. It is recommended for eye diseases, mental disorders, bone diseases, indigestion, blood pressure, diabetes and intestinal problems, heart diseases, rickets and osteoporosis. Its preferred organs are the cerebral hemispheres, the hiatus of the stomach, the esophagus.
13 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to Kamdeva/Venus. It is recommended for psychiatric and sexual disorders, and muscular dystrophies. Its organs of predilection are the cerebral hemispheres, the hiatus of the stomach, the esophagus, the celiac plexus, and the prostate.
14 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to Shiva/Saturn. It is recommended for diseases of the heart, eyes, skin, uterus, mind, stress, depression, ulcers and also for sexual weakness. Its organ of choice is the heart.
15 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to Shiva/Rahu. It is recommended to increase the production of spermatozoa and makes them stronger. Its organ of choice is the lymphatic system of the throat.
16 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to Shiva and Rama/Ketu. It is recommended for diseases like tuberculosis, leprosy and lung diseases. Its preferred organs are the thyroid, thymus, spleen, and pancreas.
17 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to Vishwakarma and Katyayani. It is recommended for various sexual disorders, lethargic and lazy attitude towards life, memory loss, functional disorders of the body. Its preferred organs are the small intestine, lungs, and bronchial tree.
18 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to Mother Earth. It is recommended for women who undergo abortions and will often get relief by wearing it, it is good for the health of children, removes laziness, mental illness, loss of power. Its organ of choice is the liver.
19 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to Vishnu. It is recommended for good health, stress, blood disorders, spinal disorders. Its organs of predilection are the lungs and the bronchi.
20 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to Brahma. It is recommended for diseases such as deafness, vision problems are also associated with snake bites. Its organs of predilection are the adrenal glands.
21 Mukhi Rudraksha: is related to Kuber. It is recommended for stress, makes its bearer tension-free, happy and free from any form of illness. Its favorite organs are the reproductive organs.
How Do you Recharge a Rudraksha Mala?
Meditating and abiding in samadhi state will naturally recharge your rudraksha beads, but Rudraksha malas can also be blessed or energetized by a guru or monk. This will ensure that the rudraksha beads are fully charged with shakti (divine power) and ready to bring maximum benefit to the wearer during their sadhana or spiritual practice. For experienced meditators, large size Rudrakha beads malas will be recommended, as they have the ability to store much more energy and will continue to work on your system throughout the day, even after stopping your practice.
What is Siddha Mala?
Different types of rudraksha bead exist, but in order to help kundalini energy rise up, through harmonization of chakras and of the ida and pingala polarities, Siddha mala is the one you need. For it consists in a special synergistic combination containing all 1 to 14 Mukhi Rudraksha, with Gauri Shankar Rudraksha and Ganesh Rudraksha. What makes of it the more energetic, balancing and healing of all malas for body and mind. As it is said to pacifies all planets (associated with organs) of negative energies and influences, to draw positive energy and to promote moksha or liberation.
The Electromagnetic Properties & Effects of Rudraksha Beads :
“The research of Dr. SubhasRai on Rudraksha confirmed that this beads have dominant electromagnetic, paramagnetic and inductive properties. These properties describe the healing powers of Rudraksha bead. While wearing the Rudraksh Beads, Blood circulation and heart beats automatically induce a magnetic field through body and mainly the heart region. When heart starts beating above or below normal rates then a balancing force is exerted on the heart to control it. This phenomenon helps to make sure for ideal blood circulation in the body.”
“Rudraksha beads act as dielectric, that is to say as a storage of electrical energy. This property of Rudraksha makes it capable in stabilizing and anchoring the Bioelectric current. This property is very helpful in controlling hyperactivity, palpitations of heart, streamlining heartbeat etc.”
“Due to stress when there is increased physical activity heart beats faster and the overall activity of hormones and nervous system increases. This causes increased energy levels or increase in potential difference. As a result of this the magnitude of the Bioelectric Current increases. Rudraksha beads acting as Dielectric store this excess Bioelectric Energy, thereby streamlining the overall activity to Normalcy.”
“Rudraksha beads by it have permanent magnetic properties. Due to having the polarity and intensity of induced magnetic field, the, Rudraksha beads transmit slight electrical and inductive impulses with conflicting polarity and intensity. Hence when it is put over the heart it controls the heart beats.”
“This acts in tandem with heartbeat, streamlining it and sending out specific impulses to brain. These impulses stimulate certain positive brain chemicals. Making us feel better, more confidants, poised and more energetic. It has been observed that specific Mukhis or Facets of Rudraksha beads send out specific signals acting on a particular brain chemical and thereby by effecting specific positive changes in personality. It is well proven that the state of mind and our personality is governed almost completely by the Brain, it’s functioning and that of Central Nervous System.”
What Are the Energetic Effects of Siddha Mala?
When I received my Siddha Mala, energetic expansion effects in the heart chakra were quite strong for about one week, boosting kundalini activity, mainly during the night, after this feeling seemed to dissipate, once the body and energetic structure got used to it.
10 Benefits of Wearing Rudraksha Beads
- Improve grounding
- Increase cellular energy activity
- Ehance concentration capacity
- Lift up Consciousness
- Help balancing chakras
- Promote better flow of kundalini, shakti, prana, qi
- Can be blessed and shakti charged by masters
- Stock energy generated during your meditation
- Maintain homeostasis of the body
- Promote blood pressure, heart ailments and diabetes healing