A Mala is comprised of 108 beads. The number 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.
How to use:
- Choose a spot andsit comfortably with your spine straight and your eyes closed. Take a few deep breaths to center and align yourself with your intention.
- Use amantra for this practice, chanting aloud or silently.
- Holdthe 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.
Black Onyx is a powerful protection stone that helps to shield your body and mind from negative energy. It prevents the drain of personal energy and can help alleviate feelings of depression
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