Green Aventurine Mala Prayer Beads
The Mala is a rosary containing 108 beads. It is used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or name/s of a particular deity, a practice known in Sanskrit as japa.
Hindu tradition holds that the correct way to use a mala is with the right hand, with the thumb flicking one bead to the next, and with the mala draped over the middle finger. The index finger represents ego, the greatest impediment to Self-Realization, so it is considered best avoided (as with the ego) when chanting on a mala.
Aventurine is associated with the heart chakra. It is believed to not just energize and clear the heart chakra, but also to protect one from those who psychically attach to the heart. It balances the male and female energies improving creativity and ability to work with the opposite sex. Aventurine can help one become emotionally stronger, more decisive and strengthen leadership abilities.
The photograph is an example of stock. Aventurine is a natural product so the one you receive may vary slightly in colour.