Carnelian Vitality Mala
This mala consists of 108 carnelian beads with a diameter of 8mm + 1 carnelian bead with a diameter of 10mm, and ends with a red tassel. The largest bead that ends the mala is called the guru.
The carnelian is connected to the first two chakras: the root chakra and the sacral chakra. It is a stone that is not suitable for very angry people.
The mala is a meditation tool used in the Buddhist and Hindu traditions. This string of beads is used to count mantras during meditation.
A 108 bead mala is traditionally used for meditation and mantra recitation. Here is how to use your 108 bead mala to recite your mantras:
1. Find a quiet and peaceful place, and sit comfortably in a meditative position.
2. Hold your mala in your right hand and begin reciting your mantra, beginning with the first bead of the mala (just after the large bead at the end).
3. Recite your mantra once per bead, running your thumb over each bead and moving to the next until you reach the bead that precedes the large guru bead (which marks the start or end of the mala).
4. Once you have completed your 108 recitations, you may or may not turn your mala over and start reciting your mantra again in the opposite direction.
5. When you are done, you can put your mala next to you and take a few moments to sit quietly and feel the effects of your practice.
Reciting mantras with your 108 bead mala can help you cultivate greater focus, calm your mind, and improve your overall well-being.
Each bead is used to repeat a mantra or affirmation, and the counting process helps maintain focus and concentration during meditation.