A great way to find some quiet time and calm your mind through using some mala beads. Malas are used as a tool to help the mind focus on meditation, or count mantras in sets of 108 repetitions.
Why do mala beads have 108 beads?
Deeper into the microcosm of the human being, it is said there are 108 energy lines, or nadis, converging to form the heart chakra, and 108 marmas (pressure points) or sacred parts of the body. ... Hindu deities have 108 names, and India is said to have 108 sacred sites. In Jainism there are believed to be 108 virtues.
108 mala beads were used in Buddhism and Hinduism for meditation.
How to use your Buddah Mala Beads:
Hold your mala in your right hand, draped between your middle and index fingers. Starting at the guru bead, use your thumb to count each smaller bead, pulling it toward you as you recite your mantra. Do this 108 times, traveling around the mala, until you once again reach the guru bead.
How to wear your mala beads:
Simply wrap the mala as many times as you can (usually 4 or 5 times) around your wrist. Most traditional advise says your right wrist is the best wrist to wear your mala on.
Length: About 55cm
Beads: About 108 pcs
Beads size: Diameter about 6mm