This splendid mala prayer bead necklace is carefully handmade with 108 natural black lava stone beads and Pink Tiger Eye gemstone beads. Your mala can be worn as a necklace or used for meditation. The beads are 8 mm. The length is about 33.4 inches (85 cm).
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.
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.
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.