The practice of mantra recitation has been used for untold millennium to help focus the mind, cultivate calmness, and to gain wisdom and purification.
Strung on triple-strand cord with 108 beads, semi-precious gemstones have become popular in the West due to the specific healing properties associated with the minerals. The beads on this mala are rhodochrosite, while the large guru bead is made of beryl. Rhodochrosite is said to influence the heart chakra thereby increasing compassion and a mindset of loving acceptance.
At every 27th bead, an extra 'spacer' bead of a different material is inserted as a gentle reminder to refocus when our mind wanders during meditative recitation. The 3 spacer beads, which increase the number from 108 to 111 beads, are traditionally not counted during mantra recitation.
The mala’s bead size is 8mm. The mala’s beaded tassel is adorned with a small endless knot medallion, and a set of small Rhodochrosite counter beads.
To inspire and motivate progress in your mantra recitation, consider adding a mala marker.
When not using your mala, it should always be kept in a safe, easy-to-find place and treated with respect. Our mala bags will ensure protection from the elements and will extend the life of your mala.