Welcome to Aware Boutique!
Aware Boutique specializes in hand-drawn designs and artisanal hand-knotted malas designed and created within the traditions of ancient meditation practices to enhance Mindfulness in daily life. Our Element Collection features aesthetically beautiful and spiritually resonating pieces of jewelry to be worn and used during meditation or simply as an aid in seeking out a mindful life. Our Smudge Kits and cleansing bundles provide all the tools you need to maintain clear and positive energy and manifest serenity, love and happiness. Our Hand-Drawn Cards focus on the power of positivity to uplift and inspire, providing hopeful messages that help bring us back to our center and focus on being in the moment. Our Be Aware collection features super soft tees and tanks screen-printed with a peaceful hand-drawn design.
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Our traditional Tibetan style Malas have 108 beads, plus 3 marker beads (not to be counted in meditation), and a guru bead and silk tassel. Our malas are strung with contrasting color Nylon thread for its strength and durability, especially important when working with natural stones, as their hard edges can sometimes rub against and weaken other threads such as cotton or silk. All of our malas are hand-knotted between each bead, which protects the beads should the necklace ever break. It also helps alleviate potential damage caused by beads rubbing against each other.
A Pocket Mala is a quarter the size of a traditional 108 Bead Tibetan Mala and contains 27 beads plus 2 marker beads (not to be counted in meditation), and a guru bead and silk tassel. Some people choose to use Pocket Malas as compact travel size meditation malas, while others prefer to place it on the edge of a yoga mat to enhance mindfulness, or simply wear it on their wrist to benefit from the metaphysical properties alone. Please keep in mind that because the thread is not elastic, our Pocket Malas are not adjustable, and therefore may or may not fit your wrist comfortably.
Our bracelets follow the same designs as our Malas, but they showcase our beautiful Triratna pattern that features groupings of 3, with marker beads between each set. While this bracelet does not contain the sacred 27 beads for easily counting 108 mantras, the number three is sacred in Buddhism as well. The number 3 can be seen to represent the Three Jewels (the Triratna) that make up Buddhism. These are: The Buddha, The Dharma (The body of teachings that describe Buddhist doctrine and belief), and The Sangha (The group of people who follow the Buddha and his teachings).
Cleansing bundles are great tools to be used to clear energy that builds up over time in your malas, home, or self. Our Smudge Kits and bundles provide all the tools you need to maintain clear and positive energy and manifest serenity, love and happiness. Our Smudge Kit comes fully assembled with all the elements tied together with a recycled sari silk ribbon from India, available with or without a shell. Our White Sage, Palo Santo, Selenite, and Abalone or Lion’s Paw Shells can also be purchased individually. Each Cleansing bundle also includes a cotton muslin bag to store it in. Perfect as a housewarming gift, or a wonderful way to invest in your own self care practice!
Our hand-drawn note cards are perfect for any occasion, whether it be a birthday, anniversary, love note, or just to let someone know you're thinking of them. Our cards focus on the power of positivity to uplift and inspire, providing hopeful messages that help bring us back to our center and focus on being in the moment. All our cards feature a high quality print of our original hand-drawn art, drawn with a .5mm Black Micron archival ink pen on watercolor paper. Our A2 size note cards are printed on recycled 65# Textured Matte White Card Stock, and offer a selection of either an A2 Recycled Kraft Card Stock envelope or Matching Textured Matte White envelope available via drop down menu at checkout. All cards are blank inside for your own personal message
With the constant overstimulation of our minds and the stress of everyday life, it's easy to get swept up in the chaos and forget how to be present. But when we challenge ourselves to be present, it brings our mind and body into alignment, and it becomes easier to let go of worry. Mindfulness involves a deep connection between soul and body. By bringing these two into harmony, we can find a stillness- stillness from which we can derive peace.This comfy collection of super soft tees, tanks and tote bags serve as a simple reminder to simply Be Aware. Wear to yoga or just lounging around the house! Perfect for any occasion, this attire features a high quality screen print of my original hand-drawn design "Be Aware" drawn with Micron archival ink pens on watercolor paper.