The word 'mala'means garland in sanskrit.Malabeads have been worn for thousands of years as ancient tools in Buddhism, Hinduism and yoga practices. They are basically a strand of beads used in meditation to count mantras, prayers or intentions and act as a tactile guide as you sit in silence. They keep your mind focused and clear from thoughts.
A full Malacontains of 108 stones with an overhand knot between each of them and a guru bead as the 109th bead. Number 108 is a sacred and spiritual number in Hinduism and Buddhist traditions.
A Malacan be made from many different materials which carries different energetic effects, such as wood, seeds and semiprecious gemstones.
In recent years people started to use malasas an fashion accessory,malascan be used as lovely necklaces and bracelets so the more you wear it the more positive energy it reflects back.