3 Metal Astrological Yoga Bangle Bracelet 24 kt Gold Fine Silver Copper Vata
***** Sizes & Pictures *****
Full (very heavy arm/wrist): https://www.etsy.com/listing/209160506
Kaphas (heavy arm/wrist): https://www.etsy.com/listing/128131105/
Pittas (medium arm/wrist): https://www.etsy.com/listing/177725169
Vatas (light arm/wrist): this page
Ring (for the finger): https://www.etsy.com/listing/214287685
"By a number of means - by prayer, by will power, by yoga meditation, by consultation with saints, by use of astrological bangles - the adverse effects of past wrongs can be minimized or nullified." - Chapter 16, Paramahamsa Yogananda in Autobiography of a Yogi
People who know how essential this item is for spiritual, mental and physical well-being need no reminder, and for those who are yet to find out, no brief description on Etsy can suffice.
The 3 metal astrological yoga bangle might be the most important item in this shop.
Very light, the particular bangle for vatas shown on this page is composed only of strands of 24 kt gold, 99.9%+ fine silver and 99.9% copper, each of the same specific weight. You will be the first person to ever wear it.
Here is a video of the vata one in action: youtu.be/cC5HZ3oq3zA -- you would need to adjust the bangle in this way every day or so to keep it tight against your wrist. Please watch the video to confirm that this thinnest style is most to your liking. The thicker bangles are also available, but at a higher price. (See top paragraph.) The second picture is a comparison between the materials for the pitta bangle size and the vata bangle size. The pitta size metals are on top.
The ring also may be interesting to you. https://www.etsy.com/listing/214287685
Note that, besides deep respect and admiration, this shop has no direct connection to the Self Realization Fellowship (SRF). To attain an SRF blessed and sanctioned bangle, please contact them through http://www.yogananda-srf.org/ or other standard means.
As Shri Paramahamsa went to the corner jeweler to have his bangles made, we hope that you will consider us to make yours.
The source for our metals is a top-notch purveyor, the best in the country, absolutely impeccable in its reputation, and we custom make the bangles here in Boulder, CO, USA.
Vedic chants are recited with the union of 3 fundamental astral forces as actively represented by the 3 metals, and we prefer to make the bangles under proper muhurta as determined by Renay.
You can have your own guru bless it to have it infused with His or Her energy.
Starting length is 16 inches, as measured before twisting. After twisting it reduces by 10% or so to a final length of approximately 14 inches. The design is meant to wrap over twice around a typical vata wrist.
If you still want a larger or smaller length, let Renay know. That is no problem. The cost will just go up or down linearly, and Renay will make a custom listing for you.
Interestingly, in the over nine months of constantly wearing the bangle, people are saying that the bangle does not show signs of causing a green color to rub off on the skin. This is so also for the woman who usually gets a strong rash when she wears copper.
It is a science, after all. :)
"It is never a question of belief ; the only scientific attitude one can take on any subject is whether it is true. The law of gravitation worked as efficiently before Newton as after him. The cosmos would be fairly chaotic if its laws could not operate without the sanction of human belief." - Shri Yukteswar in Autobiography of a Yogi
Postscript: Common questions have been coming up of the actual amount of metal in the bangle and how one may expect any results if the total amount of gold differs. This tells me that I am not giving a full enough description.
As the price here is 1/11th or so of the "regular" bangles, so too is the amount of gold. That is to say, there is actually approximately 1/11th of a troy ounce of 24 kt gold in the vata bracelet. The weight of fine silver and pure copper in the bracelet are each the same as well to allow for equal specific weights while still being significantly more affordable.
Important reminder: the 16 inch length actually is for the wires used before twisting, The final bracelet length will be somewhat reduced, typically by 10% or less.
It was an experiment to see if the smaller total weight than the "regular" bangles would still have an effect if the bracelets were made under proper muhurta and mantra, and that seems to be the case.
Why do I name these bangles for vatas, pittas, and kaphas?
It has been my experience in the over three years of making these bangles that people with kapha prakriti do well with a matching thicker and more substantial bangle.
Pittas do well with the perfectly proportioned medium bangle, and pure vatas could get the lightest one to match their constitution.
Vatas: this page
And then, there is always the full size: https://www.etsy.com/listing/209160506
or ring: https://www.etsy.com/listing/214287685
Please note that Shri Paramahamsa Yogananda spoke of the combination of metals as important, but did not specify minimum weights: "The bangle and its combination of metal as fixed by the Rishis emanate electronic ray (unseen to human eyes) which counteracts all planetary vibrations." One can see, in the old pictures of SRF, the bangle in a variety of sizes (weights).
I believe rather strongly from training in Ayurveda and from reading masterworks on this topic, that the mixture of gold, silver and copper altogether is what is necessary for the functioning, however mysterious, of the bracelet. It is true that copper and even silver are very inexpensive (in relation to gold), but they still have strong healing and balancing effects in Ayurveda.
As to how the bangle functions, Shri Paramahamsa Yogananda simply says that the bangle acts like a lightning rod for the astral body, directing the most strong forces away from it. I am also reminded of a conversation I had on this topic with an engineer. He said that whenever 2 or more metals come together, a magnetic field is developed.
I love what the SRF do, are, and represent and do not want to take a penny from their treasury. This bangle is just an option if more 24 kt gold is simply, practically too much.
As Shri Yukteswar said, it is a science.
Best wishes to all who read this.
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73 reviews5 out of 5 stars
I'm so pleased with this bangle! It's exactly what I was looking for! The bangle is very light and elegant - I've worn it for two days straight now and I find myself forgetting that I have it on because it's so comfortable. I love how it wraps twice around my wrist. This shop was very responsive and stayed in communication with me from my initial purchase through to when they shipped my bangle - you can tell that they care deeply about their customers.
I love it! It's gorgeous. The only thing I will say is that I do get it caught on a lot of things and need to bend the metal back into place often while I am wearing it (which I hope doesn't damage it long-term). So if that is an issue for some, I would maybe go with the thicker bangle instead!
The bangle is beautiful , i find myself staring at it admiring the craftsmenship. Renay is very informative and keeps a open line of communication , thank you again ,i would definetly buy from you again. Peace and blessings.
Thank you got the bracelet. It looks great.
Photos from reviews