Mala or "garland" beads are used traditionally in meditation practices, each strand carrying 108 beads and one marker or "guru" bead. Today they are also worn as a bracelet, necklace or anklet.
These beautiful beads are formed from quartz crystal. Quartz is a "feel better" stone. It is wonderful for focusing the mind and for using in meditation practice. Clear crystal quartz works with all chakras.