Handmade Turquoise Crystal 108 Mala Beads

Handmade Turquoise Crystal 108 Mala Beads

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A Mala Bead is a traditional necklace worn and used in mantra meditation.

10% of the profit from this Mala goes to support The Tibetan Nuns Project.

Each Mala is handmade here in Milton Abbas, Dorset.

Turquoise is a natural crystal that works with Vishuddha, the Throat Chakra, helping us to speak our Truth, not only being honest but being deeply truthful about who we are and what we believe in. This crystal helps to clear energy blocks around communication, helping us to speak out and speak up.

108 is a sacred number in yogic and many other cultures and traditions around the globe. There are 108 chapters in the Rig Veda, 108 Upanishads and the Sanskrit language contains 54 letters, each with a masculine (Shiva) and feminine (Shakti) element. 

The diameter of the sun is approximately 108 times the diameter of the Earth and 108 times the distance from Earth to the Sun.

We take approximately 21,600 breathes a day, 10,800 through the right nostril and 10,800 through the left nostril.

Tradionally a Mala bead is used to count 108 turns of mantra, a daily practice can be healing and helps to connect us to the Divine.

Some examples of Sanskrit mantras to chant with the beads:

Om Gum Gunapatye Namaha - the Ganesh Mantra the remover of obstables

Om Namahaya Shiva - the Shiva Mantra the great healer and connector to universal oneness

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo  - I bow to the Divine Teacher, the guru who takes me from Darkness to Light