Mala beads necklaces are known as Mantra beads, meditation beads, Hindu rosaries or Buddhist prayer beads. Malas are a string with 108 hand knotted beads and a “guru bead” at the head. Malas are used to count mantras, prayers, intentions, and your breaths during yoga or meditation.
The Malas are used as a tool to help keep your mind focused during meditation or while counting your mantras in sets of 108 repetitions. The guru bead is often bigger than the other beads that is used as the start and end of meditation or prayer. A beautiful tassel is then tied to the guru bead as the final knot.
Mala are made from different materials but the most common are made from semi-precious gemstones, wood, or seeds. Each material provides different benefits. The size of the beads is typically between 6 mm to 10 mm with 8 mm being the most popular. They may contain metal spacers as decoration, we at Larimar Accessories use sterling silver (925 silver). The tassel is made from either cotton or silk.
Healing crystals and gemstones have been used for centuries as they are known to have powerful healing properties that help balance your mind, body, and spirit. Both the healing stones/gemstones and our bodies have energy vibrations that when combined help align our chakra. The gemstones serve as a tool to help connect our conscious thoughts with our body. Our thoughts can be very strong as they are what directs our energy. When you combine your thoughts and intentions with gemstones it magnifies the effects. In other words, the gemstones make your natural energy to flow better and may help you achieve your goals and intentions.
Combing Mala beads necklaces with a meditation, yoga, or prayer practice may have positive effects on your mind, mood, focused, self-aware, and help being relaxed.