This listing is for a wood bead wrist mala bracelet with an OM bead. OM is the sound of the universe as all things come together in harmony. Wear this beautiful wrist mala to enhance your yoga or meditation practice. Prayer Mala or beads are usually used by Buddhists around the world especially in Tibet, Nepal and India and used for meditation, counting mantras, and prostration and those counters are especially for counting when you do prostration or in a retreat for counting mantras. Malas are worn on the left wrist while not in use. 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. Each of the wood bead measures 8mm.