This 108 bead carved yak bone mala has red and blue medicine bead spacers and a blue yak bone guru bead. 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. The red and blue dyed yak bone beads are inlaid with coral, turquoise, copper, and brass. Turquoise is known for its ability to protect from outside influences and its ability to dissipate negative energy. Turquoise resonates with the throat chakra. Red coral represents diplomacy and concurrence. It is known to quiet emotions, bring inner peace, and facilitate intuition, imagination, and visualization. Red coral resonates with the base/root chakra. Brass, nickel and copper are known as healing metals in Tibet.
Each of the beads measures approximately 8mm; however, bead sizes may vary slightly due to their handmade nature. Prayer beads are usually used for meditation, counting mantras, and prostration. Malas are 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