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108 bead Mala with Angeline, Rose Quartz and Shiva Shell with Carved White Jade Bodhi seed guru bead and silk tassel with Astrological charm

The Mala is 24” long but can be wrapped twice around neck to wear as a necklace. This is hand knotted and took about 3 hours to make. It’s completely handmade!

You have probably seen your yoga and meditation friends wearing tasseled necklaces and wondered what are mala beads? A mala is a simple string of beads used in japa meditation to count mantras, prayers, or intentions. Malas can also be used to count breaths or used in a gratitude meditation. Mala is a Sanskrit word meaning garland. Malas are a type of meditation beads or prayer beads and are ancient tools that were developed to keep the mind focused and clear from thoughts.

A full mala contains 108 counting beads plus one guru or meru bead. Usually, a 108 bead mala is long enough to wear as a necklace. A mala can also be strung as a half mala containing 54 beads, or as a wrist mala with 27 counting beads to be worn as a bracelet. The guru (teacher) or meru (mo