A true Mala Bead necklace will be made up of 108 beads plus one head bead which is generally attached to a tassel and slightly larger than the rest. 108 is a sacred number in many ways, a few reasons being: there are 108 sacred sites in India, 108 sacred texts and 108 marma points in the body. The beads used can range in material from Ebony, Teak, Rosewood and crystal beads just to name a few. The head bead, or Guru bead, represents the beginning and end of your meditation and or prayers.

A true Mala Bead necklace will be made up of 108 beads plus one head bead which is generally attached to a tassel and slightly larger than the rest. 108 is a sacred number in many ways, a few reasons being: there are 108 sacred sites in India, 108 sacred texts and 108 marma points in the body. The beads used can range in material from Ebony, Teak, Rosewood and crystal beads just to name a few. The head bead, or Guru bead, represents the beginning and end of your meditation and or prayers.For a more general use you can hold them while setting intentions for the day, saying other prayers or wear them while journaling and reflecting