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What are Mala Beads? Mala beads are a strung set of 108 (traditionally) beads with an extra bead, called the Guru bead  which is normally larger than the rest of the beads. They are typically made out of crystal gemstones, Rudraksha beads and Sandalwood. Each type of bead carries a certain vibration. Why 108 beads? There are many views on why there are 108 beads (plus the Guru) bead. We believe that it is because the number 1 stands for the Divine, 0 stands for emptiness/humility and 8 is for infinity. How to choose a Mala For the most part,...

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