A beautiful jap mala made up of 108 vividly coloured, 8mm Chakra Stone beads and a Guru bead for meditation and japa.
1.) Red Jasper (Root Chakra)
2.) Carnilian (Sacral Chakra)
3.) Golden Quartz (Solar Plexus Chakra)
4.) Green Aventurine (Heart Chakra)
5.) Lapis Lazuli (Throat Chakra)
6.) Sodalite (Third Eye Chakra)
7.) Amethyst (Crown Chakra)
The word 'Mala' means 'Garland'. A full size Mala consists of 108 beads. The number 108 is sacred in the Hindu tradition. Traditionally the mala is held between the thumb and middle finger and as each bead is passed through the finger and thumb, a mantra is said silently, quietly or out loud. This is done until the Guru bead is reached (but not counted), the Mala is reversed and the process goes on until the Guru bead is reached again. Repeating a mantra in this way is an excellent way of calming the mind and keeping thought of 'The Divine' (whatever that is for each one of us, whatever culture, religion or belief we hold) in our everyday lives.
When not in use, your mala should be stored in a special, clean and preferably sacred space, for example on a personal altar or on a statue of a deity.
For use in Meditation, Mantra Meditation or Prayer. Can be worn around the neck or wrapped around the wrist.