Mala beads are used in sacred practices and are popular for meditation. They have 108 beads and an extra bead at the end known as the Guru Bead. The simple act of wearing the beads around the neck, or on the wrist, brings with it a sense of peace and calm. Set an intention when you first receive your Mala, they can work as a reminder of your goals. Our wooden Mala Beads are hand-cut in India and strung onto holy thread.