The mala prayer beads are an essential meditation tool used to focus the mind or count mantras in sets of 108 repetitions. With touch, the beads are moved sequentially in rhythm, centering the mind, allowing the focus to be on the meaning of the mantra rather than counting the repetitions. With the completion of each mantra, the fingers move to the next bead.
This traditional Buddhist Mala contains 108 beads. The type of gemstone combined with a specific mantra is thought to have special properties that empower healing, a better sense of well-being and spiritual growth.