This listing is for a 108 bead antiqued yak bone mala for meditation with naga shell spacers. Each yak bone bead measures approximately 5mm thick and 9mm in diameter. The shell spacer beads measure approximately 12mmx14mm. The guru bead measures roughly 15mm. Yaks have played a significant role in Tibetan culture and lifestyle for centuries by being used for transportation of goods, yak hair is used for fabrics and rope, and yak milk is used for cheese and butter. Yak bone represents impermanence and is said to maintain healthy blood circulation.
Prayer beads are usually used for meditation, counting mantras, and prostration. Malas are usually worn on the left or right wrist while not in use (the wrist it is worn on is typically determined by the mantra or practice).
Suggested mantras for this mala:
"Om Muni Muni Maha Muni Ye Soha" to Lord Buddha Shakyamuni "Om Tare Turi Tutari Turi Soha" to White Tara "Tayatha Om Pekatse Pekatse Maha Pekatse Raza Samu Gati Soha" to Medicine Buddha
**due to the natural methods used to dye this product, these beads are not waterproof