This splendid Mala Prayer Beads is carefully handmade with 108 natural genuine Snowflake Obsidian, Aquamarine and Lava Stone beads as well as a beautiful tassel. The Snowflake Obsidian and Aquamarine gemstone beads are 8 mm in size. The Lava Stone guru bead is 10 mm. Your mala can be worn as a necklace or used for meditation and prayer. Length is about 41 inches (105 cm). Beautifully hand-knotted.
Snowflake Obsidian is a stone of purity. It balances mind body and spirit. Placed on the sacral hara chakra, snowflake obsidian will calm and soothe and allow you to view unhealthy patterns in your own behaviour, thus opening the door to change. It is considered a good detoxification stone.
Aquamarine is the stone that will help you be in touch with your spiritual being. This stone is used in deep meditations. It has been called "Water of the Sea", because of its color. Aquamarine is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust and letting go. In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. It was also considered a stone of eternal youth and happiness.
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.