Malas, also known as Prayer Beads or Japa Malas, are used to count mantras in sets of 108 repetitions. Malas have been used since ancient times, as a way to meditate and as a spiritual tool. Specific spiritual techniques are required when using these Mala beads in a spiritual way, however, there is no wrong way to wear them to receive their healing and spiritual powers. Each Japa Mala is made up of beautiful stones, each with their own healing powers. We have listed the benefits of each stone in the descriptions of each Japa Mala.