Lava Stone Mala Beads with Tassel



Malas- the translation from Sanskrit as “heavenly garland,” malas are used used in meditation to count mantras, whilst manifesting , in sacred prayer, or reciting affirmations.

A mala’s true benefit is activated when your bright awareness brings your intention and commitment to the repetition of your mantra, affirmation or prayer.
In Buddhism a mala is made of 108 beads plus a “guru” bead.
Our Mala Beads are crafted from Lava Stone and use a Rudraksha seed as the guru bead – then there’s the tassel The tassel represents connection to spirit, or your highest truth.
Tassels are not only beautiful and meaningful, they can also serve a secondary purpose of diffusing your favourite essential oils.
Each of the 108 Lava stones measure 6mm each, the overall length is 82cm including tassel.

There are many theories behind the meaning of the 108 beads.  108 has long been considered a sacred number in Hinduism. This is one theory we just had to share–
1 stands for God, the universe or your own highest truth; 0 stands for emptiness and humility in spiritual practice; and 8 stands for infinity and timelessness.

Here’s her simple how-to:

  • Choose a spot and sit comfortably with your spine straight and your eyes closed. Take a few deep breaths to centre and align yourself with your intention.
  • If you have one, use a mantra for this practice, chanting aloud or silently.
  • Hold your mala in your right hand, draped between your middle and index fingers. Starting at the guru bead, use your thumb to count each smaller bead, pulling it toward you as you recite your mantra. Do this 108 times, traveling around the mala, until you once again reach the guru bead.
  • If you want to continue the meditation, instead of passing over the guru bead, simply reverse direction and begin again.