African Turquoise Associated with the heart and throat chakra. It opens the mind to new ideas and new possibilities. It brings structure, balance, and prosperity. It can help ease mood swings. It can help inspire structure and balance to awaken one to their intended purpose. It is known as the “Stone of Evolution”. It can encourage one to use the knowledge they already possess. It can help you become a better person by enlightening one to the wisdom of others, benefiting all of humanity. It encourages acceptance and soothes feelings of emotional aggravation. Help obtain a more optimistic attitude towards life. Gives you the strength to pursue life events with confidence.
Each knot has been hand-tied reciting the mantra Om Shanti. Meaning and infusing peace for all humankind, all living and non-living beings, peace for the universe, peace for each and everything in this whole cosmic manifestation.
Handcrafted 108 bead Mala necklaces used for meditation and chanting. 108 has long been considered a sacred number in Hindu tradition.
To use a mala, hold it in your right hand. Drape the mala between your middle and index fingers.
Starting with the guru bead (the large bead in the center of the necklace) begin counting your the beads through your thumb and index finger reciting your mantra or use it to count your asanas in sun salutations. Work through all of the beads, eventually making your way back to the guru bead.
When you reach the guru bead, pause, and take focus on your breath, this would complete 108 repetitions.
Once you reach the guru bead you can continue working back around the mala counting each bead again.