What are Mala Beads?
A Mala or Japa Mala is a set of beads strung together. Each mala is made up of 108 +1 beads. Why the number 108? It's believed that our bodies contain 108 Nadis. These are are energy channels (also referred to as veins). These nadis are extensions of the heart that reach out to other extremeties of the body. It is believed that the heart is the source of connection with the divine. Thereby, reciting a mantra a 108 times aids in purifying the body. The 109th bead, also called the ‘Guru’ is the bead that holds your intention.
When you wear your mala beads, you carry the intention and energy you set for yourself throughout the day. They serve as a reminder of your personal journey. Whether you wear your malas for spiritual purposes or just wear them for their beauty, we're are sure that you will love it. When meditating, a mantra (saying) is repeated for an entire mala. This mantra sets the intention for what you wish to manifest in your life.
Try it and watch the magic unfold!