Mala Beads Necklace Length
One Hundred and Eight Beads
If you are planning to wear your 108 mala beads, we make 3 lengths:
- The higher heart length – 6mm beads – sitting at the thymus chakra there are 108 x 6mm beads
- The heart length – 8mm beads – sitting at the heart chakra there are 108 x 8mm beads
The heart length – 6mm beads – 108 x 6mm beads with knots between each bead
- The navel length – 8mm beads – sitting at the navel there are 108 x 8mm beads with knots between each bead
Is it okay to wear mala beads as a necklace?
In recent years mala beads have become a more wearable item for a variety of reasons:
- a mindfulness tool to help us stay present throughout the day
- a reminder of a teacher, guru or other special person
- gemstone mala beads emanating energetic healing properties to the wearer
- adornment jewelry
Traditional Mala Beads
Tibetan Prayer Beads for Mantra & Meditation
Traditionally malas are used for keeping count of mantra recitations, then, when not in use, kept in a mala bag or decorative box. There are 108 beads in a mala plus one guru bead, the guru bead is not counted during mantra recitation. Most of the malas we make have 8mm beads, as this is the easiest size to use for mantra recitaion. Tibetan mala beads often have counter beads at 27 bead intervals to aid the mantra counting process. This is why some of our malas have 111 beads : 108 beads + 3 counter beads = 111 beads.