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. Mala necklaces are made with 108 beads and a guru bead. They can be made with fewer beads, such as 18, 27 (called a Quarter Mala), 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 Howlite, Tourmaline Quartz, Hematite, Larvikite, and Black Onyx beads, and an Amazonite guru stone. Silver colored metal beads are placed at the quarter stops along the mala to help you know where you are at in your meditation. The mala is strung on white C-Lon thread and hand-knotted between each stone. The 3.5" luxe, silky tassel is mix of silver, black, and gray colors.
Black Onyx is often used as an amulet against negative energy and is a stone of good fortune. It gives strength, stamina, and self confidence. It is a stone associated with the Gemini and Leo zodiac signs.
Larvikite is a protective and grounding stone and facilitates a strong connection with Earth's energy and repels negative energy. It is tied to the Root Chakra and associated with the Aquarius zodiac sign.
Hematite helps creates balance between the mind and the body. Aids in meditation and sleep. Releases us from our old habits to allow growth towards higher values. It supports the Root Chakra and is associated with the Aquarius and Aries zodiac signs.
Tourmaline Quartz carries the properties of Clear Quartz and Black Tourmaline - the grounding and deflection of negative energy found in Tourmaline, as well as the energy amplification and consciousness raising ability of Quartz. Tourmaline Quartz can help bring balance to the Yin and Yang energies, and is often used as a good luck charm. Supports the Root Chakra and is associated with Libra and Scorpio zodiac signs.
Howlite is a calming stone. It can help calm an overactive mind while also strengthening memory and stimulating the desire for knowledge. It teaches patience and helps to eliminate stress and anger. It supports all the Chakras and is associated with Gemini and Virgo zodiac signs.
Amazonite is a stone of expression and inspiration. Amazonite is used to help soothe the spirit and calm the soul. It tempers aggression and calms the irrational. It provides harmony and balance. It is rejuvenating for the Heart and Throat Chakras and enhances loving communication and is associated with the Virgo zodiac sign.
Mala length = 20"