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.
Red Jade has healing qualities helping to balance the Muladhara Chakra (base, root energy centre). Red Jade is also thought to attract abundance, being a stone of good fortune and good luck.
One of the pictures below also shows our Coral Jade Mala.
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.
Traditionally 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 obstacles
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