This listing is for a yak bone wrist mala/bracelet with a bodhi seed spacer. 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.Underneath the bodhi tree is where Buddha attained enlightenment, it is for this reason bodhi seeds are highly valued and said to enrich the mind. Each of the yak bone beads measures 8mm approximately and the bodhi seed measures about 10mm.
Prayer beads are usually used for meditation, counting mantras, and prostration. Malas are worn on the left wrist while not in use. Please contact me with any 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
1. Hold the mala with the long knot at the top. Use thumb and forefinger from each hand to hold beads on either side of the knot (left hand holds the bead on the eft, right hand holds the bead on the right).
2. Pull hands apart and away from the long knot. Our malas are usually knotted a little tight so you can pull pretty hard!
3. To tighten, pull small beads at the end of the strings.
I would highly recommend this bracelet. It was sized to fit my wrist and it is really different. As a matter of fact, I ordered another one that is a bit different with the beads. Great delivery as well.