Hand malas are also prayer beads, which are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra. Mantra means “sacred sound.”
They are used for different purposes linked to working with mind. In addition to serving a counting function, malas facilitate one-pointed concentration and serve as a tool for connecting, body, speech and mind during one’s meditation practice.
Hand malas typically contain 21 or 27 beads and are used for prostrations, a physical meditation that is used to transcend ego and overcome pride. Moonstone is a lucky love stone. It is calming, introspective and assists with emotional release. Works with the Navel Chakra.