This listing is for a 108 bead yak bone yin yang dZi mala with three turquoise spacers for meditation. Yaks have played a significant role in Tibetan history 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. In Tibetan culture, dZi beads are highly regarded for their protective properties and powerful spiritual benefits. The yin yang symbolizes the interconnectedness of opposites such as darkness and light, feminine energy and masculine energy, etc. Turquoise is known for its ability to protect from outside influences and its ability to dissipate negative energy. Turquoise resonates with the throat chakra. Each of the beads measures approximately 8mm and the mala can be wrapped around the wrist 3-4 times.
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). Please contact us with further questions.
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