This splendid mala prayer bead necklace is carefully handmade with 108 natural blue Apatite gemstone beads. Your mala can be worn as a necklace or used for meditation. The beads are 8 mm and the mala necklace is hand-knotted. Length is about 43 inches (110 cm). Two tassel colors to choose from.
Blue Apatite is a motivational stone, promoting independence and ambitiousness. A stone of the Throat Chakra, Blue Apatite helps with public speaking and enhances group communication. Meditating with the crystal will enhance self expression, communication and patience. Apatite is reputed to have potent healing properties for the physical body, especially for the digestion, metabolism, and endocrine system.
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.