This splendid Mala Bead Prayer Necklace is beautifully handmade with 108 natural genuine Jasper and Lava Stone beads and a beautiful tassel. Your mala can be worn as a necklace or used for meditation. The length is approximately 34 inches (86 cm). The bead diameters vary between 8 mm and 6 mm. Carefully hand-knotted.
The meaning of jasper stone is in the essence of its energy. Jasper is a very nourishing, warm and protective stone no matter what color you find the jasper in - be it yellow, green, blue, purple or the deep earthy red. Jasper is a stone of physical strength and energy, it stimulates gently and steadily, enhancing stamina and endurance, and increasing the amount of chi, or life force, in one's aura. It is a stone of health and passion and brings the courage to face unpleasant tasks and to rectify unjust situations.
Lava stones have emotional and spiritual benefits. Since lava is known for its grounding qualities, it’s wonderful for calming the emotions. In fact, the quality of fire springs from the ground, so in terms of healing gems, this lends itself to a calming- but intense- energy. Because it comes from raw energy, it’s considered to be a stone of rebirth and shedding unneeded layers of emotional attachment.
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.