This 108 bead mala necklace is made of Rosewood & Lapis Lazuli with a 2" antique gold ankh cross. The ankh cross is an Egyptian symbol for Eternal Life and the Divine Masculine/Feminine Union.
A second charm is located on the back of the piece which lands directly under the pineal gland. This can be customized with either a smaller ankh cross charm or the Eye of Horus option also pictured.
The gemstones used for each piece are specifically chosen due to their unique healing properties:
Lapis Lazuli is a stone of truth and friendship that promotes harmony in relationships. It also releases stress and brings peace while aiding in self-discovery, self-expression, creativity and manifestations. Assists in confronting and speaking one’s truth with confidence. A stone of protection that may be worn to guard against psychic attacks.
Chakras: 5th (Throat) & 6th (Third Eye)
Zodiac: Taurus & Sagittarius
How to Use a Mala:
A "mala" is a set of mantra counting beads. A mantra is a word or statement repeated personally or aloud with sincerity, devotion, feeling and deep attention. The overall intention is to naturally allow the attention to lead to deep concentration, which in turn allows for meditation and eventually "samadhi", to acquire wholeness, or truth. This mala contains 108 beads, as this number is considered sacred by many eastern religions and spiritual groups. To use the mala, begin at the guru bead, the larger bead at its base. Drape the first mala bead, the one next to the guru on your right, in between your thumb and middle finger. Slide your thumb over the first mala bead down and move to the next. Repeat this movement for a count of 108 beads. You may focus on your breathing, moving past each bead as you take an “in breath” or an “out breath”.