This splendid mala prayer bead necklace is carefully handmade with 108 natural Dalmatian Jasper and Black Lava gemstone beads. It features a beautiful Citrine Quartz pendant. Your mala can be worn as a necklace or used for meditation. The beads are 8 mm. Length is about 41.5 inches (105 cm).
Since lava is known for its grounding qualities, it’s wonderful for calming the emotions. In fact, the quality of fire springs from the ground, so in terms of healing gems, this lends itself to a calming- but intense- energy. Because it comes from raw energy, it’s considered to be a stone of rebirth and shedding unneeded layers of emotional attachment. Lava stones are also fantastic for stabilizing and grounding the root chakra.
The Dalmatian Stone appeals to the child within us all, fortifying the spirit and encouraging a sense of playfulness. It is particularly beneficial for those who are overly analytical, returning some of the intellectual carefulness back into the physical joy of simply being. It has a grounding energy, supportive of family and loyalty, and has a calming influence for children and animals.
Citrine's energy and color are the reasons that this stone is associated with the sun. The stone drives out darkness and night fears and helps to protect against negative people. It also is good for prosperity. Citrine harnasses the light, the power of the sun, to help you manifest your goals and remain cheerful. It attracts an abundance and personal power. It stimulates the body's own healing energies.
Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. This sādhanā (practice) is known in Sanskrit as japa. Malas are typically made with 18, 27, 54 or 108 beads.