A great tool to focus the mind during meditation
The use of mala beads whilst reciting a mantra is an ancient meditation tool dating back to around the 8th Century. It gives the body something to do, so can be particularly helpful to release restlessness during meditation.
Mala beads consist of the sacred number of 108 beads (or a divisible number such as 27 beads). Various reasons are given for the significance of the number 108. One suggests the number 1 stands for God or Higher Truth, 0 stands for emptiness or completeness in spiritual practice, and 8 stands for infinity or eternity.
The repeating of a mantra is a powerful sound or vibration which can be used to enter a deeper state of meditation and bring about a higher state of consciousness.
Choose your beads
All mala beads come with instructions on Japa meditation
These light tan 8mm wooden mala beads are a good size for Japa meditation. Featuring white wooden spacer beads on stretch cord, they can be worn comfortably around the neck, or on the wrist.
Featuring 108 dark brown 8mm beads on stretch cord, the maple seed mala can be used for meditation, worn as a necklace or around the wrist. With a warm wooden texture, these mala beads are great for Japa meditation whilst also being fashionable.