This splendid mala prayer bead necklace is carefully handmade with 108 natural Tiger Eye and Lapis Lazuli gemstone beads. Your mala can be worn as a necklace or used for meditation. The beads are 8 mm. The length is about 35 inches (91 cm).
Tigers Eye is a powerful stone that aids harmony and balance and helps you to release fear and anxiety. It stimulates taking action, and helps you to make decisions with discernment and understanding, and unclouded by your emotions. Traditionally it was carried as an amulet against curses or ill-wishing, and is known to give you courage, self confidence and strength of will. It enhances creativity and is one of the stones that aid kundalini awakening and balances the brain.
Lapis Lazuli activates the psychic centers at the Third Eye and balances the energies of the Throat Chakra. The Brow Chakra, also called the Third Eye, is the center of our perception and command. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. As a protection stone, Lapis Lazuli protects from psychic and physical attacks. It can be used in protection grids, worn, or carried to bring these protection energies.
Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. This sādhanā (practice) is known in Sanskrit as Japa. Malas are typically made with 18, 27, 54 or 108 beads.