A mala is a string of beads used for chanting a mantra in sets of 108 repetitions to train the spiritual self. These elegant 108-bead malas are made of garnet, carnelian, yellow aventurine, green aventurine, synthetic turquoise, sodalite, amethyst and pewter-toned spacer beads. Attached to the oxblood tassel is a Lotus Flower charm. This mala has been designed to help balance and align the chakras. It is recommended to use a new mala for each mantra. 6mm beads SYMBOL: The 7 rainbow colors are associated to the chakras and the endocrine system. Violet, crown of the head, pituitary gland is our connection with universal energies. Indigo, middle of forehead, pineal glands represents forgiveness & compassion. Blue, throat, Thyroid gland is our physical & spiritual communication. Green, heart, thymus gland is for love and sense of responsibility. Yellow, solar plexus, adrenal gland represents power and ego. Orange, lower abdomen, pancreas gland is associated with emotion and sexuality. Red, base of the spine, gonads glands represents grounding and survival.