Created with Matte Tree Agate crystal beads with Agate slice guru bead
Tree Agate Associated with the heart chakra. It is a supporting stone. It can encourage influence to the psyche, encouraging perseverance and conveying a feeling of inner peace. It can help the holder with relationships with children. The stone can reduce arrogance and egotism. It promotes the recognition that everyone is only part of a whole.
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.