Mala (translated as “garland”) is traditionally 108 knotted beads of natural material such as rudraksha seed, bodhi seed, sandalwood or gemstones. It’s intended to assist in counting a mantra during a meditation practice.Holding a mala can keep beginners firmly grounded and centered. The physical act of holding it and coming back to the mantra can keep the focus for longer, sometimes with even greater ease. Meditation positively affects the brain and mood and the practitioners report feeling relaxed, having better focused attention, and enhanced self-awareness . On top of all this goodness, with the regular use your mala becomes infused with your unique energy. For every recitation, for every moment held, for every experienced witnessed on your path, the mala becomes programmed with your vibration and the story of your journey.