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.
Black onyx is a powerful protection stone. It has been knows to absorb and transfer negative energies and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. Black onyx aids in the development of emotional of physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress or confusion.
This Mala is hand knotted using strong waxed cotton cording. The beads are a beautiful 8mm black onyx and the strand is finished with a pyrite guru bead. The pendant is a cast bronze sitting Buddha which was handmade in Thailand.
Total length of the mala is approximately 42" and 44" including the pendant.