5thElementYoga

Yoga Jewelry I Buddhist Jewelry I Malas I Bracelets

Phoenix, Arizona On Etsy since 2011

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5thElementYoga

Yoga Jewelry I Buddhist Jewelry I Malas I Bracelets

Phoenix, Arizona | 15,384 Sales

Announcement    SPRING CLEARANCE SALE!!! 10% OFF AND FREE SHIPPING ON ALL JEWELRY ITEMS!!! 20% OFF ALL OF OUR BRAND NEW HANDMADE VEGAN & CRUELTY FREE HERBAL PRODUCTS INCLUDING LOTIONS!!!. WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SHARE THEM AND WE HAVE MANY MORE ON THE WAY!!! ENJOY :) PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO A LABELING MISHAP WITH OUR NEW VEGAN BAR SOAPS, ALL SOAPS ARE BEING CLEARANCED AT 50% OFF!!! ओं free 2-3 day shipping within the u.s. on all jewelry items ओं flat rate and insured international shipping ओं all jewelry purchases include a free Tibetan brocade gift bag and gemstone card, chakra card, or mantra card per item ओं each item energetically charged and cleansed with mantras...


ओं मणिपद्मे हूं ओम शान्ति ओं मणिपद्मे हूं ओम शान्ति ओं मणिपद्मे हूं ओम शान्ति

namaste and welcome to the 5th element yoga etsy store :) i am a bhakti (devotional) yogini who draws mindful meditation, self awareness, and strength from mala making and charm making. i am classically trained in the lineage of swami satyananda saraswati and have trained yoga instructors in the lineage of the bihar school of yoga in india, as well as in yoga therapy. i have also been a clinical herbalist for 13+ years, and have studied ayurveda, native american, chinese, and vedic healing throughout my life. i have been blessed with a very colorful, spiritual, and diverse path in my life, crossed by old souls and compassionate gurus in every lineage. i opened my shop in 2005 and finally came to etsy in 2011. i have been making malas and charms with the best of intentions for 12+ years now, am grateful for my experience, and hope to share this energy through each individual connection that I am graced with. all pieces are made with mindful meditation, and a devotional, compassionate energy.

most of the malas you will find here are made from grade a+ and above semi-precious gemstones, high quality woods, and cultural items, which are handmade, fair trade, and hand chosen for each piece. many of the charms you will find available here are made from real bronze, white bronze, gold, and sterling silver, and are 100% designed by me. all materials are sourced from personal friends and artists with amazing hearts and amazing spirits, from all corners of the world. woods are sourced from farmed plantations, free from illegal harvesting or trading, and bone is sourced from buddhist resources, without harm to sentient beings. all malas, rosaries, and jewelry include a Tibetan brocade mala bag, and mantra card, gemstone card, or chakra card, and are energetically charged and cleansed with specific mantras which include a Devi prayer, a Ganesh invocation, and the Sri mrityunjaya mantra which is a powerful healing mantra. domestic 2-3 day shipping within the u.s. is free which includes insurance against loss up to $50, and all orders are shipped within 72 hours. i sincerely hope you find something here that speaks to you :)

I have invested my life into this business and have been suffering from a mysterious illness for the past several years. I've been through just about every test you can think of, and they still can't quite figure out what is causing the issues with my body and face. in addition to this, a particular competing shop has been targeting my sales since 2012 and nearly put me out of business two years ago. I have been extremely emotional about the subject and this week, I discovered she is taking some of my design ideas to amazon handmade. these ideas include my new pearl and sardonyx bracelet (which is based on a very old design I had), my kyanite and black onyx divine grace mala bracelet (which was made and first sold in 2012), and very recently, my compassion mantra chakra bracelets, among many more. I can cite many examples and have tried everything with this person. I've tried reasoning with her, I've tried befriending her and supporting her gemstone supply shop on etsy, and still she continues to target my sales and designs. while it may seem petty to some, at this point, I'll do anything to get her to stop and if it seems to make her think a bit about what she's been doing, I will leave this information up as long as it takes for her to stop targeting my sales. I have also been on etsy for seven years now and have not received bad reviews since I first started here. although I can't prove it yet, I believe some of my recent negative reviews have something to do with this other shop. for example in all my years here on Etsy I have never had crystals just fall out of bracelets. but Etsy doesn’t allow responses to negative reviews that are marked as four stars or above.

as a result of all this, I have taken it upon myself to offer better mala designs that are unique while remaining competitive and fairly priced, and continuing to use stones and resources that are fair trade and less harmful to the environment or others. I try not to use dyed gemstones in my pieces if I can help it as they are often low grade stones that are dyed to look prettier and more expensive. I do have a few dyed stones that I did not know were dyed until after using them. at this time, I am trying to update all listings that use dyed stones.

while I used to be a buddhist and have recently removed that information from my shop, I still follow many buddhist practices. I removed the buddhist information from my profile as I had several spiritual experiences (two in meditation) that have led me to believe that there is indeed a higher divine power. serendipity has also been crossing my path far too many times lately to just be coincidence, lol. I have been a Bhakti yogi for over eleven years, but now more than ever, I am devoted to the practice of compassion and consciousness. I'm sorry this is so long, but I felt I needed to share this information. thank you for reading my profile.

and thank you for supporting small business and artists on etsy :)



with gratitude, love, and respect, औं 5th Element Yoga ® is a registered trademark. all product photographs remain raw and unaltered, and all malas, jewelry, and most charms are 100% designed by औं 5th Element Yoga.

copyright © 2005 I 2021


A WORD ABOUT GEMSTONES: I carry many gemstones that are very difficult to find for malas. many competitors are always trying to find out where I get them, so I cannot divulge my resources but I will say that my baltic amber is sourced directly from a mine in the baltic region and my Arizona turquoise is sourced from a turquoise broker who represents many Arizona mines and has been in the business for over 30 years. most of my other stones are Indian gemstones in origin, but some are sourced from fair trade regions in Africa, Nepal, Tibet, etc. and many are personal friends. if you have a question about a gemstone's origin, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to help as best I can.


A WORD ABOUT MY GEMSTONE INFORMATION: I take my gemstone information from one of the largest libraries on the web that cross references its information with folklore, ancient healing practice, modern healing practice, Vedic astrology, western astrology, chakra healing, etc. and then compiles the most accurate information they can about each gemstone. I then condense this information as best I can into my gemstone cards.


A WORD ABOUT DIFFUSER BRACELETS: there is a reason I don't list my items as diffuser items. after being an herbalist for over 15 years now, I can say with certainty that essential oil will eat through the cord of your bracelet or mala. essential oil will eat through ANY kind of plastic. this includes cord used in stretch bracelets, hi tec cord, nylon cord, and monofilament cord. the only cord that is somewhat safe is wire. if you would like to test this yourself, you can take a plastic bowl and pour some essential oil into it undiluted. diluted essential oil will still eat through it but it will take longer. leave the bowl overnight to find it ruined in the morning. this is why I don't sell diffuser bracelets. they won't last for you if you are pouring essential oil over them.


A WORD ABOUT OUR DONATIONS: we used to donate 10% of each piece sold to various nonprofits when I first started on etsy. unfortunately, with the rise in shipping costs and some competitors choosing to do the same, it has prevented us from doing that any longer without raising our prices. but we donate what we can when we can to the following charities: aspca, save the children, invisible children, unicef, animal welfare league, and the hunger project. this year, our goal is to donate in the thousands, giving a little to each charity if we can.


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*** AS FEATURED ON THECULTUREIST.COM *** i am so excited and feel so blessed to have been featured on thecultureist.com!!! if you're not familiar, it's a wonderful site about global community and making a difference. thank you guys so much for your inspiring work and for the wonderful feature!!! namaste!!!

http://www.thecultureist.com/2013/03/18/5-cool-items-for-yogis-that-give-back/



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Healing Properties

the healing properties of each piece will not depend so much upon a stone or the materials used, but on the intention of its creator, wearer, and the mantra used. personally, i don't believe that a stone can heal, but i do believe that stones carry an energetic property that may be used as an aid, similar to a plant or any product of the earth. a plant carries several therapeutic properties; its color, its aroma, its taste, etc. stones also carry therapeutic qualities that can have an effect on us in the same way. each type of stone has its own unique talent, and gemstone colors, shapes, and textures can all have special meanings to us. you can intuitively choose which stones are best for you by noting which stones you are drawn to most. keep your heart open and allow the appropriate stone to find its way to you :)


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Simplified Terms

the 5th element: known as space, sky, ether, or akasha in sanskrit. used to designate the "inner" space of the heart or the space of consciousness.

chakra: each of the centers of energetic power in the human body. there are seven main chakras described in the tantric scriptures. each chakra represents specific vibrations and frequencies with progressively higher states of consciousness. the key to unlocking the entire system is the heart chakra.

mantra: a word or sound vibration repeated to aid concentration in meditation and transcend the thinking mind.

meditation: a mental technique or practice of training the mind to become silent (the cessation of the mind) which is repetitively practiced for the purpose of attaining self awareness, an enlightened path, self-realization, and oneness with all beings. characterized as blissful.

metta: compassion ❤.

mindful meditation: an attentive awareness of the reality of things (especially of the present moment).

yoga: the cessation of the mind waves :)


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Using Your Mala

a japa mala or mala (meaning garland) is a set of beads used by hindus, buddhists, and yoga practitioners during meditation. they are most commonly made from 108 beads, though other numbers, all divisible by 9, are also used. mala bracelets are made with 18, 21, 27, 36, or 54 beads, and are used to count repetitions of mantra during meditation, or prostrations, by rotating the beads between the thumb and fingers. mantra practice may include reciting prayers, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra. this practice is known in sanskrit as japa. I try to make all malas unique and available in these counts, while doubling as jewelry. malas that are listed as 24 counts are not really malas, but I have made them available in those sizes to accommodate larger size wrists who enjoy my designs.

to use a mala in meditation and chanting prayers, do not pass over the summit charm or guru bead (if there is one) out of respect for our teachers. instead, continue back to the first bead by moving in the opposite direction. 108 bead malas are counted only once all the way around the mala, while 54 count malas are counted forward once and backward once to total 108 repetitions. 27 count malas are counted four times, forward and backward, to total 108 repetitions.


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Extending the Life of Your Mala

to extend the life of your mala, do not carry it by the tail, tassel, or guru bead. please avoid using essential oils or getting your mala wet, as this may weaken some malas. solar cleansing (sunlight) is just as powerful as water.


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About Mantras

the word mantra means "to transcend the thinking mind." mantras are sanskrit words or seed syllables that are sung, chanted, or mentally repeated with the use of a mala, in order to cultivate an energetic that is supportive to the body/mind, and to aid the mind in concentration during meditation. for example, have you ever noticed that your tone and words create a certain energetic in your environment? have you ever caught yourself humming a tune and noticed that it may be the humming itself that has lightened your mood? using mantras has this same effect. these sounds or phrases may be used as the object of concentration in order to quiet the mind, and can be chanted out loud or internally to create an environment that is conducive to meditation and healing. throughout the ages, mantra practice has been considered the safest method for meditation and spiritual progression.


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Common Mantras

aum: pronounced and sometimes written as om or ohm, the vibration of this mantra is said to be the first primordial sound of existence. its vibration represents the manifestation of the Supreme Being, the universe, past, present, and future, and the cyclical nature of beginning, transformation, and end. it is the reflection of the absolute reality, without beginning or end, and embraces all that exists. when taken letter by letter, A-U-M represents the divine energy united in its three elementary aspects: creation, preservation and liberation.

om gum ganapataye namaha: pronounced ohm-goom-ghana-pot-aye-ay-nah-mah-ha, this mantra is associated with the deity ganesha, the remover of obstacles. it helps to remove that which stands between us and our desires.

om mani padme hum: pronounced ohm-mah-nee-pod-may-hum, this mantra is said to carry all of the teachings of the buddha. it invokes the embodiment of metta, the philosophy and practice of universal love and compassion.

om namah shivaya: pronounced ohm-nah-mah-shee-vie-yah, this mantra is associated with the deity shiva, the protector. it invokes strength, protection, fearlessness, and consciousness.

om shanti shanti shanti: pronounced ohm-shahntee, this mantra literally translates as om peace peace peace.

om sri maha lakshmiyei namaha: pronounced ohm-shree-mah-ha-locksh-my-ay-nah-mah-ha, this mantra is associated with the deity lakshmi, the giver of prosperity and wealth. it invokes abundance and prosperity.

om sri rama jaya rama: pronounced ohm-shree-rah-mah-jie-yah-rah-mah, this mantra is associated with the deity rama, and invokes transcendance of karma and purification of the ego.

so hum: known as the so hum breath, this mantra is chanted mentally with each breath, with “so” chanted on the outbreath and “hum” chanted on the inbreath. the mantra translates as "i am that" and when chanted, brings us to an awareness that we simply "are" and are one with the universal energy that is without form.


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this DISCLAIMER applies to all information you will find in our shop. the information presented in this shop is not intended to cure, treat, diagnose, or prevent any disease.


namaste, om shanti, and thank you so much for visiting 5th element yoga :)

Announcement

Last updated on May 1, 2020

SPRING CLEARANCE SALE!!! 10% OFF AND FREE SHIPPING ON ALL JEWELRY ITEMS!!! 20% OFF ALL OF OUR BRAND NEW HANDMADE VEGAN & CRUELTY FREE HERBAL PRODUCTS INCLUDING LOTIONS!!!. WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SHARE THEM AND WE HAVE MANY MORE ON THE WAY!!! ENJOY :) PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO A LABELING MISHAP WITH OUR NEW VEGAN BAR SOAPS, ALL SOAPS ARE BEING CLEARANCED AT 50% OFF!!! ओं free 2-3 day shipping within the u.s. on all jewelry items ओं flat rate and insured international shipping ओं all jewelry purchases include a free Tibetan brocade gift bag and gemstone card, chakra card, or mantra card per item ओं each item energetically charged and cleansed with mantras...


ओं मणिपद्मे हूं ओम शान्ति ओं मणिपद्मे हूं ओम शान्ति ओं मणिपद्मे हूं ओम शान्ति

namaste and welcome to the 5th element yoga etsy store :) i am a bhakti (devotional) yogini who draws mindful meditation, self awareness, and strength from mala making and charm making. i am classically trained in the lineage of swami satyananda saraswati and have trained yoga instructors in the lineage of the bihar school of yoga in india, as well as in yoga therapy. i have also been a clinical herbalist for 13+ years, and have studied ayurveda, native american, chinese, and vedic healing throughout my life. i have been blessed with a very colorful, spiritual, and diverse path in my life, crossed by old souls and compassionate gurus in every lineage. i opened my shop in 2005 and finally came to etsy in 2011. i have been making malas and charms with the best of intentions for 12+ years now, am grateful for my experience, and hope to share this energy through each individual connection that I am graced with. all pieces are made with mindful meditation, and a devotional, compassionate energy.

most of the malas you will find here are made from grade a+ and above semi-precious gemstones, high quality woods, and cultural items, which are handmade, fair trade, and hand chosen for each piece. many of the charms you will find available here are made from real bronze, white bronze, gold, and sterling silver, and are 100% designed by me. all materials are sourced from personal friends and artists with amazing hearts and amazing spirits, from all corners of the world. woods are sourced from farmed plantations, free from illegal harvesting or trading, and bone is sourced from buddhist resources, without harm to sentient beings. all malas, rosaries, and jewelry include a Tibetan brocade mala bag, and mantra card, gemstone card, or chakra card, and are energetically charged and cleansed with specific mantras which include a Devi prayer, a Ganesh invocation, and the Sri mrityunjaya mantra which is a powerful healing mantra. domestic 2-3 day shipping within the u.s. is free which includes insurance against loss up to $50, and all orders are shipped within 72 hours. i sincerely hope you find something here that speaks to you :)

I have invested my life into this business and have been suffering from a mysterious illness for the past several years. I've been through just about every test you can think of, and they still can't quite figure out what is causing the issues with my body and face. in addition to this, a particular competing shop has been targeting my sales since 2012 and nearly put me out of business two years ago. I have been extremely emotional about the subject and this week, I discovered she is taking some of my design ideas to amazon handmade. these ideas include my new pearl and sardonyx bracelet (which is based on a very old design I had), my kyanite and black onyx divine grace mala bracelet (which was made and first sold in 2012), and very recently, my compassion mantra chakra bracelets, among many more. I can cite many examples and have tried everything with this person. I've tried reasoning with her, I've tried befriending her and supporting her gemstone supply shop on etsy, and still she continues to target my sales and designs. while it may seem petty to some, at this point, I'll do anything to get her to stop and if it seems to make her think a bit about what she's been doing, I will leave this information up as long as it takes for her to stop targeting my sales. I have also been on etsy for seven years now and have not received bad reviews since I first started here. although I can't prove it yet, I believe some of my recent negative reviews have something to do with this other shop. for example in all my years here on Etsy I have never had crystals just fall out of bracelets. but Etsy doesn’t allow responses to negative reviews that are marked as four stars or above.

as a result of all this, I have taken it upon myself to offer better mala designs that are unique while remaining competitive and fairly priced, and continuing to use stones and resources that are fair trade and less harmful to the environment or others. I try not to use dyed gemstones in my pieces if I can help it as they are often low grade stones that are dyed to look prettier and more expensive. I do have a few dyed stones that I did not know were dyed until after using them. at this time, I am trying to update all listings that use dyed stones.

while I used to be a buddhist and have recently removed that information from my shop, I still follow many buddhist practices. I removed the buddhist information from my profile as I had several spiritual experiences (two in meditation) that have led me to believe that there is indeed a higher divine power. serendipity has also been crossing my path far too many times lately to just be coincidence, lol. I have been a Bhakti yogi for over eleven years, but now more than ever, I am devoted to the practice of compassion and consciousness. I'm sorry this is so long, but I felt I needed to share this information. thank you for reading my profile.

and thank you for supporting small business and artists on etsy :)



with gratitude, love, and respect, औं 5th Element Yoga ® is a registered trademark. all product photographs remain raw and unaltered, and all malas, jewelry, and most charms are 100% designed by औं 5th Element Yoga.

copyright © 2005 I 2021


A WORD ABOUT GEMSTONES: I carry many gemstones that are very difficult to find for malas. many competitors are always trying to find out where I get them, so I cannot divulge my resources but I will say that my baltic amber is sourced directly from a mine in the baltic region and my Arizona turquoise is sourced from a turquoise broker who represents many Arizona mines and has been in the business for over 30 years. most of my other stones are Indian gemstones in origin, but some are sourced from fair trade regions in Africa, Nepal, Tibet, etc. and many are personal friends. if you have a question about a gemstone's origin, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to help as best I can.


A WORD ABOUT MY GEMSTONE INFORMATION: I take my gemstone information from one of the largest libraries on the web that cross references its information with folklore, ancient healing practice, modern healing practice, Vedic astrology, western astrology, chakra healing, etc. and then compiles the most accurate information they can about each gemstone. I then condense this information as best I can into my gemstone cards.


A WORD ABOUT DIFFUSER BRACELETS: there is a reason I don't list my items as diffuser items. after being an herbalist for over 15 years now, I can say with certainty that essential oil will eat through the cord of your bracelet or mala. essential oil will eat through ANY kind of plastic. this includes cord used in stretch bracelets, hi tec cord, nylon cord, and monofilament cord. the only cord that is somewhat safe is wire. if you would like to test this yourself, you can take a plastic bowl and pour some essential oil into it undiluted. diluted essential oil will still eat through it but it will take longer. leave the bowl overnight to find it ruined in the morning. this is why I don't sell diffuser bracelets. they won't last for you if you are pouring essential oil over them.


A WORD ABOUT OUR DONATIONS: we used to donate 10% of each piece sold to various nonprofits when I first started on etsy. unfortunately, with the rise in shipping costs and some competitors choosing to do the same, it has prevented us from doing that any longer without raising our prices. but we donate what we can when we can to the following charities: aspca, save the children, invisible children, unicef, animal welfare league, and the hunger project. this year, our goal is to donate in the thousands, giving a little to each charity if we can.


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


*** AS FEATURED ON THECULTUREIST.COM *** i am so excited and feel so blessed to have been featured on thecultureist.com!!! if you're not familiar, it's a wonderful site about global community and making a difference. thank you guys so much for your inspiring work and for the wonderful feature!!! namaste!!!

http://www.thecultureist.com/2013/03/18/5-cool-items-for-yogis-that-give-back/



-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Healing Properties

the healing properties of each piece will not depend so much upon a stone or the materials used, but on the intention of its creator, wearer, and the mantra used. personally, i don't believe that a stone can heal, but i do believe that stones carry an energetic property that may be used as an aid, similar to a plant or any product of the earth. a plant carries several therapeutic properties; its color, its aroma, its taste, etc. stones also carry therapeutic qualities that can have an effect on us in the same way. each type of stone has its own unique talent, and gemstone colors, shapes, and textures can all have special meanings to us. you can intuitively choose which stones are best for you by noting which stones you are drawn to most. keep your heart open and allow the appropriate stone to find its way to you :)


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Simplified Terms

the 5th element: known as space, sky, ether, or akasha in sanskrit. used to designate the "inner" space of the heart or the space of consciousness.

chakra: each of the centers of energetic power in the human body. there are seven main chakras described in the tantric scriptures. each chakra represents specific vibrations and frequencies with progressively higher states of consciousness. the key to unlocking the entire system is the heart chakra.

mantra: a word or sound vibration repeated to aid concentration in meditation and transcend the thinking mind.

meditation: a mental technique or practice of training the mind to become silent (the cessation of the mind) which is repetitively practiced for the purpose of attaining self awareness, an enlightened path, self-realization, and oneness with all beings. characterized as blissful.

metta: compassion ❤.

mindful meditation: an attentive awareness of the reality of things (especially of the present moment).

yoga: the cessation of the mind waves :)


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Using Your Mala

a japa mala or mala (meaning garland) is a set of beads used by hindus, buddhists, and yoga practitioners during meditation. they are most commonly made from 108 beads, though other numbers, all divisible by 9, are also used. mala bracelets are made with 18, 21, 27, 36, or 54 beads, and are used to count repetitions of mantra during meditation, or prostrations, by rotating the beads between the thumb and fingers. mantra practice may include reciting prayers, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra. this practice is known in sanskrit as japa. I try to make all malas unique and available in these counts, while doubling as jewelry. malas that are listed as 24 counts are not really malas, but I have made them available in those sizes to accommodate larger size wrists who enjoy my designs.

to use a mala in meditation and chanting prayers, do not pass over the summit charm or guru bead (if there is one) out of respect for our teachers. instead, continue back to the first bead by moving in the opposite direction. 108 bead malas are counted only once all the way around the mala, while 54 count malas are counted forward once and backward once to total 108 repetitions. 27 count malas are counted four times, forward and backward, to total 108 repetitions.


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Extending the Life of Your Mala

to extend the life of your mala, do not carry it by the tail, tassel, or guru bead. please avoid using essential oils or getting your mala wet, as this may weaken some malas. solar cleansing (sunlight) is just as powerful as water.


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


About Mantras

the word mantra means "to transcend the thinking mind." mantras are sanskrit words or seed syllables that are sung, chanted, or mentally repeated with the use of a mala, in order to cultivate an energetic that is supportive to the body/mind, and to aid the mind in concentration during meditation. for example, have you ever noticed that your tone and words create a certain energetic in your environment? have you ever caught yourself humming a tune and noticed that it may be the humming itself that has lightened your mood? using mantras has this same effect. these sounds or phrases may be used as the object of concentration in order to quiet the mind, and can be chanted out loud or internally to create an environment that is conducive to meditation and healing. throughout the ages, mantra practice has been considered the safest method for meditation and spiritual progression.


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Common Mantras

aum: pronounced and sometimes written as om or ohm, the vibration of this mantra is said to be the first primordial sound of existence. its vibration represents the manifestation of the Supreme Being, the universe, past, present, and future, and the cyclical nature of beginning, transformation, and end. it is the reflection of the absolute reality, without beginning or end, and embraces all that exists. when taken letter by letter, A-U-M represents the divine energy united in its three elementary aspects: creation, preservation and liberation.

om gum ganapataye namaha: pronounced ohm-goom-ghana-pot-aye-ay-nah-mah-ha, this mantra is associated with the deity ganesha, the remover of obstacles. it helps to remove that which stands between us and our desires.

om mani padme hum: pronounced ohm-mah-nee-pod-may-hum, this mantra is said to carry all of the teachings of the buddha. it invokes the embodiment of metta, the philosophy and practice of universal love and compassion.

om namah shivaya: pronounced ohm-nah-mah-shee-vie-yah, this mantra is associated with the deity shiva, the protector. it invokes strength, protection, fearlessness, and consciousness.

om shanti shanti shanti: pronounced ohm-shahntee, this mantra literally translates as om peace peace peace.

om sri maha lakshmiyei namaha: pronounced ohm-shree-mah-ha-locksh-my-ay-nah-mah-ha, this mantra is associated with the deity lakshmi, the giver of prosperity and wealth. it invokes abundance and prosperity.

om sri rama jaya rama: pronounced ohm-shree-rah-mah-jie-yah-rah-mah, this mantra is associated with the deity rama, and invokes transcendance of karma and purification of the ego.

so hum: known as the so hum breath, this mantra is chanted mentally with each breath, with “so” chanted on the outbreath and “hum” chanted on the inbreath. the mantra translates as "i am that" and when chanted, brings us to an awareness that we simply "are" and are one with the universal energy that is without form.


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

this DISCLAIMER applies to all information you will find in our shop. the information presented in this shop is not intended to cure, treat, diagnose, or prevent any disease.


namaste, om shanti, and thank you so much for visiting 5th element yoga :)

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About ओं 5th Element Yoga

namaste and welcome to the 5th element yoga etsy store :) i am a bhakti (devotional) yogini who draws mindful meditation, self awareness, and strength from mala and charm making. i am classically trained in the lineage of swami satyananda saraswati and have trained yoga instructors in the lineage of the bihar school of yoga in india, as well as in yoga therapy. i have also been a clinical herbalist for 13 years, a thai yoga therapist for 8 years, and have studied ayurveda, native american, chinese, and vedic healing throughout my life. i have been blessed with a very colorful, spiritual, and diverse path in my life, crossed by old souls and compassionate gurus in every lineage. i opened my shop in 2005 and finally came to etsy in 2011. i have been making malas and charms with the best of intentions for 10+ years now, am grateful for my experience, and hope to share this energy through each individual connection that I am graced with. all pieces are made with mindful meditation, and a devotional, compassionate energy.

most of the malas you will find here are made from grade a+ and above semi-precious gemstones, high quality woods, and cultural items, which are handmade, fair trade, and hand chosen for each piece. many of the charms you will find available here are made from real bronze, white bronze, gold, and sterling silver, and are 100% designed by 5th element yoga. all materials are sourced from personal friends and artists with amazing hearts and amazing spirits, from all corners of the world. woods are sourced from farmed plantations, free from illegal harvesting or trading, and bone is sourced from buddhist resources, without harm to sentient beings. all malas, rosaries, and jewelry include a Tibetan silk mala bag, and mantra card or gemstone card. domestic 2-3 day shipping within the u.s. is free, which includes insurance against loss up to $50, and all orders are shipped within 72 hours.

i sincerely hope you find something here that speaks to you. thank you for supporting small business and artists on etsy :)



*** AS FEATURED ON THECULTUREIST.COM *** i am so excited and feel so blessed to have been featured on thecultureist.com!!! if you're not familiar, it's a wonderful site about global community and making a difference. thank you guys so much for your inspiring work and for the wonderful feature!!! namaste!!!

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with gratitude, love, and respect, 5th Element Yoga ® is a registered trademark. all product photographs remain raw and unaltered, and all malas, jewelry, and most charms are 100% designed by 5th Element Yoga. copyright © 2005 - 2021

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Last updated on November 11, 2019

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
returns and exchanges:

i will joyfully exchange an item for you, but i do not offer refunds. items may be returned for a full exchange of the item cost within 90 days of purchase, provided i am contacted via etsy convo and the item is returned in its original pristine condition. items for exchange must also arrive in their original packaging and are reshipped at a $10 reshipment fee. please contact me with a link to your order or your order number and i will provide a shipping address. please return your package via the carrier of your choice with tracking information and delivery confirmation.


i do not offer refunds, replacements, or exchanges for the following:

hygiene items
clearance items.
items not returned in their original condition.
items returned damaged or missing parts.
items i did not receive.
items damaged due to shipment through postal carriers.
items not delivered due to incorrect mailing address.


sizing and special situations such as breakage:

in the event that an item may be too large or too small, it may also be exchanged for another size within 90 days of your purchase. however, if an item must be re-threaded for sizing, a fee of $5.00 may be charged for bracelets, and a fee of $15.00-$20.00 may be charged for full size malas.

in the event that a mala or piece of jewelry breaks within 90 days of your purchase, i am happy to re-thread it or repair it for you at no cost. i sincerely wish for each and every client to be pleased with their purchase.
Payment
payment methods:

secure payments may be made through etsy by paypal account or credit card/debit card.
Shipping
updated shipping rates:

free shipping is 2-3 day priority mail for all orders within the u.s. international orders are shipped AND INSURED first class mail at a flat rate of $15 and are available for all countries.

express shipping is also available during checkout at an additional cost. please note that express shipping is a wonderful option for international orders needing shipping as soon as possible, but it does not guard against customs delays within your country. however, it will get the item to your country's customs much faster. please also note that most countries charge import taxes for international purchases that are imported. 5th element yoga is not responsible for taxes charged by your country for importing items.

all orders are shipped within 72 hours and i make every effort to ship all orders next day. all product photographs remain raw and unaltered, and each purchase includes a tibetan brocade mala bag or gift bag and gemstone card or mantra card.


delivery times:

orders are shipped monday through friday within 72 hours of receiving your purchase. once your order has shipped, delivery occurs on average within 2-3 business days and within 6-14 days for international orders, but can take up to 6-8 weeks depending on the speed of your country's customs. during the holidays, your order may arrive faster. shipments are not made on saturdays, sundays, or national holidays.

in the event a purchase is not delivered, a refund may be given after a 6-8 week grace period, or once a claim for that item has been filed and processed. please note that shipping costs are not insurable or refundable, however tracking is available for most countries. for international orders, customs delays can delay delivery of your purchase for up to 8 weeks, but in most cases, delivery occurs on average between 6-14 business days. if you have not received your order within that time frame, please contact me via etsy convo and we will begin the investigation process. in the event a domestic purchase is not delivered, a claim may be filed with usps as each package is shipped by priority mail with tracking information and is automatically insured for up to $50. orders of $100 or more are shipped with signature confirmation. 5th element yoga will not be held responsible for lost deliveries or packages marked as delivered by your local post office, but we've gotten very good at tracking down lost shipments :) if you have not received your purchase or find that your tracking information is at a standstill, please let us know and we'll do what we can to track it down for you!
Additional policies and FAQs
with gratitude, love, and respect, औं 5th Element Yoga ® is a registered trademark. all product photographs remain raw and unaltered, and all malas, jewelry, and most charms are 100% designed by औं 5th Element Yoga.

copyright © 2005 I 2021