Mala beads have been used by yogis and spiritual seekers for thousands of years to help keep their minds focused during meditation. Malas were first created in India 3000 years ago (with roots in Hinduism & Buddhism) and were used for a special style of meditation called Japa, which means, "to recite". The term 'mala' is a Sanskrit word for "meditation garland".
108 smooth Rosewood beads are knotted together in this beautiful prayer mala. Malas are a beautiful and convenient aid in meditation, helping you to keep track as you count or recite a chosen mantra. Mala beads are also beautiful mediums to set intentions, manifest, and generally feel good.
A single guru bead is included to mark the beginning and end of your meditation. Crafted in Nepal, this mala’s beads are about 8 mm each.
Rosewood is a famous tree in the Punjab province of Pakistan and the Punjab state of India. Associated with the heart chakra, rosewood has a compassionate and healing energy. It helps to accent the qualities of compassion and love within an individual. Rosewood also helps to clear negative energy.