This splendid Mala Prayer Beads bracelet/necklace is carefully handmade with 108 natural genuine Lava Stone beads and a beautiful black tassel. The Lava Stone beads are 8 mm in size. Your mala can be worn as a bracelet, necklace or used for meditation and prayer. Length is about 40 inches (101 cm). Hand-knotted.
Lava stones have emotional and spiritual benefits. 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.
Mala Prayer Beads 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.