Mala beads traditionally have 108 beads. The largest bead, in the center, is known as the guru. It is said to hold the energy generated during your meditation/practice.
There are always 108 beads on malas. The number is often described as the numerical equivalent of “Om,” one of the most important spiritual sounds in meditation.
Traditional Use - Start by holding the beads in your hand with the tassel facing you and the first bead next to the guru bead between your finger and thumb. Next run each bead through your fingers with your thumb (speaking or thinking your mantra/affirmation/intention), but do not use your index finger as this represents ego. When you get to the guru bead after a full cycle, take time to pause and reflect or continue your practice if you would like to do so.
Find Your Zen 6mm - African Turquoise is known to help ease mood swings, encourage acceptance and soothe feelings of emotional aggravation resulting in a more optimistic attitude towards life. Moonstone is known as a stone of emotional balance, intuition, fertility and hope.
Nothin' But Love 8mm - Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, purifies and opens the heart to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing, forgiveness, acceptance, and feelings of peace. Sandalwood’s scent helps to keep you present and concentrated during meditation. It brings emotional balance, reduces anxiety and insomnia.
Just Chill 8mm - Howlite is used as a calming stone. It is known to aid in sleeping, calming the overactive mind, and ease insomnia and stress. Physically, it calms the whole body and releases muscle tension.
108 Beads | 6-8mm Stones | Hangs At Approximately 55cm | Each Necklace Is Unique & Handmade