Mala is a Sanskrit word meaning "garland". It is also the term for a string of beads that has been used by sages and those with spiritual aspirations for thousands of years. Also called yoga beads, a Mala necklace is used to keep count of mantra repetitions during meditation.
This Mala is hand knotted using strong waxed cotton cording. The beads are a beautiful 8mm flower jasper and the strand is finished with a pyrite guru bead. The pendant is a clay sitting Buddha which was handmade in Thailand and features an open heart shape on the back side.
Flower Jasper is thought to lift spirits and bring joy. It is believed to shield us from dangerous situations and balance those tendencies with the desire for variety, adventure, and new experiences.
Total length of the mala is approximately 42" and 44" including the pendant.