Many of our customers at The Mala Tree ask us which hand they should wear their gemstone bracelet on for maximum potency. The answer may surprise you! While some people believe that the left hand is associated with receiving energy and the right hand is associated with giving energy, the truth is that it doesn’t really matter which hand you wear your bracelet on. As long as you feel a connection to the stones and enjoy wearing them, that’s all that matters.
Left Hand or Right Hand?
Why Some People Believe the Left Hand Is Best
The left hand is often seen as the receiving hand, while the right hand is seen as the giving hand. This is because in many cultures, including Hinduism and Christianity, the left hand is considered impure. In Hinduism, this is because the left hand is used for cleaning up after using the toilet. In Christianity, it stems from the story of Judas betraying Jesus Christ with a kiss on the cheek; since then, the left cheek has been considered impure. Because of these cultural associations, some people believe that wearing a gemstone bracelet on the left hand will help them receive energy from the stones.
Why Some People Believe the Right Hand Is Best
On the other end of the spectrum, some people believe that wearing a gemstone bracelet on the right hand will help them give off energy to others. This belief stems from the fact that in most cultures, the right hand is considered to be the more “clean” and pure hand. For example, in Christian ceremonies like baptism, communion, and confirmation, participants always use their right hand to receive blessed items like water or bread. Because of this association between purity and the right hand, some people believe that wearing a gemstone bracelet on their right wrist will help them give off positive energy to others.
The Truth: It Doesn’t Really Matter
At The Mala Tree, we believe that it doesn’t really matter which hand you wear your bracelet on, although we recommend wearing protection bracelets on the left for the reason stated above. The most important thing is that you feel a connection to your bracelet and enjoy wearing it. If you want to maximize potency, we recommend meditating with your bracelet or carrying your favorite stones in your pocket throughout the day. However you choose to use your bracelet, we hope you enjoy it.
Dominant Hand or Non-Dominant Hand: The Power of Intention
It is said that the power of our intention is amplified when it is spoken aloud and/or written down. When we share our intention with the universe, the universe hears us and does everything in its power to help us manifest our desires. So, how does this relate to which hand we should wear our bracelet on?
Some say that we should wear our bracelets on our dominant hand because our dominant hand is the one we use to write down our intentions. Our dominant hand is also the one we use when speaking aloud and committing our intentions to the universe. By wearing our bracelet on our dominant hand, we are more likely to remember our intentions throughout the day and keep them at the forefront of our minds.
Others say that we should wear our bracelets on our non-dominant hand because our non-dominant hand is closest to our hearts. Our non-dominant hand is also the one we use when receiving energy from the universe. By wearing our bracelet on our non-dominant hand, we are more likely to absorb the healing energies of the gemstones and crystals and allow them to work their magic.
Which Hand Should You Wear Your Bracelet On?
Ultimately, there is no “correct” answer to this question. It depends entirely on your personal preference and intention. If you want to be more mindful of your intention throughout the day, then wearing your bracelet on your dominant hand may be the way to go. If you want to maximize the healing properties of your gemstones and crystals, then wearing your bracelet on your non-dominant hand may be a better option for you.
At The Mala Tree Crystal Shop, we sell beautiful gemstone bracelets for both men and women, and we believe that whichever wrist you choose to adorn with your new The Mala Tree bracelet, know that as long as you feel a connection to it and enjoy wearing it, that’s all that matters. There you have it! Now that you know a little bit more about the ancient wisdom behind this age-old question, it’s time for you to decide which way feels right for you.