Mala beads are also known as Prayer Beads and are often referred to as the Buddhist Rosaries. They have been used for thousands of years and encompass spiritual qualities, which have their own energy and high vibrations. Use your Mala however you feel guided to. We feel there is no right or wrong way if you let your intuition guide you. What is important is doing the work! Let each bead focus your intentions to keep you centered during your meditation. This can be as simple as repeating one word or taking one breath on each bead as they pass through your fingers. Although Malas are beautiful pieces that you can wear, they are primarily tools, which are to be honored & treated with respect at all times. They are beautiful gifts to keep or to give. It is said that Malas are even more powerful when gifted to someone.