Mala necklaces are all traditionally hand knotted, using only real gemstones or rudraksha beads. The necklaces feature 108 beads, which is an auspicious number in Buddhism, Hinduism, and yoga.
As a rule, a prayer necklace has 108 pearls and a so-called “guru pearl”. The Guru Pearl marks the beginning, turning and ending point in a meditation.
Everyone can wear a mala, even without a religious or spiritual background. You can simply wear them as a reminder of personal intention you’ve set, or when seeking a calmer mind, body, and spirit. In addition, a Mala will support you in your yoga and meditation practice. Of course, you can also wear a prayer beads as a fashion accessory.