This mala is made from such a pretty stone...Flower Jasper. It is light and earthy in colour...made up from rich lilac greys and browns...with countless colours in between! It’s finished with a black tassel, and Moroccan silver disc bead. Traditionally Mala’s are made with 108 beads with a larger stone (the Guru or Meru stone) that the 108 turn around like planets around the Sun. The number 108 has long been held as a sacred number in Hinduism. It connects the Earth , the moon, and the Sun. The average distance between the Sun & the moon to the earth is 108 times their respective diameters. The circumference of the Sun is said to be 108 times the circumference of the Earth. In Vedic culture 108 is viewed as a number of the wholeness of existence. In yogic traditions, there are 108 sacred sites throughout India, and 108 sacred places of the body. Place the Mala between your middle & ring finger. Starting at the Guru/Meru stone, use your thumb to count each smaller stone as you recite your mantra. Properties of Flower jasper: This stone lifts our spirits and brings joy, balancing our inner desire for calm with our outer self. Thought to be a physically stabilizing stone, it brings well-being, strengthens the immune system, heals wounds and purifies the blood. Protects travellers. Vibrates with the heart chakra, bringing emotional balance to heartache. Eases tension between people, and helps us handle situations in a calm manner. *Nb: the tassel is currently still in its protective case...ready for you to remove once you get it home.
Flower Jasper Mala