What is a Crystal Mala? It's a beautiful and simple meditation tool. Malas are used in prayer and meditation in Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism, similar to a Rosary, but with mantras for each bead, rather than a prayer. The Mala beads are meant to help you to remain focused. They do this by being a tactile reminder of what you are meant to be doing – meditating.
When using the Mala for meditation, avoid using the fore finger since that relates to the "ego" self. Complete a full rotation of 108 without touching the guru bead (the bead attached to the tassel).
To do this, ensure you are seated comfortably. Hold your Mala in your hand. Allow a bead to represent a meaningful word, a breath or a thought. Pass each bead through your thumb and middle finger at least once. Complete the sacred series of 108. Wear your Mala to remind yourself of your intentions.