A mala is a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. They are sacred and beautiful and can be worn as a necklace or wrapped around your wrist multiple times. Malas are made with 108 beads and aguru bead. They can be made with fewer beads, such as 18, 27, or 54, which would require the user to make several rotations to complete their full meditation. The number 108 has spiritual significance as it is believed that we have 108 lines of energy in our bodies which converge to form the anahata, or the heart chakra.
This mala is made with 6mm Black Obsidian and Howlite stones, along with a Howlite guru bead, and black silk tassel, strung on black nylon thread and hand knotted between each stone.
Black Obsidian is often called the mirror stone. It will bring forth deep inner thoughts and parts of your shadow self that you may have been holding in. Howlite is a calming and peaceful stone. The combination of these two stones provides a wonderful Yin-Yang balance to the wearer.