This 108 bead lapis lazuli mala, is charged with the Om Shri mantra. Sarita, a Nepalese craftswoman living in Colorado, makes these beautiful meditation beads into a mala. She lovingly ties each knot between the beads while repeating an intentional mantra. Every step of her creative process has a specific meaning. Lapis Lazuli opens the third eye and balances the throat chakra. It stimulates enlightenment and psychic abilities. It helps release stress, bringing deep peace. Lapis possesses enormous serenity and is key to spiritual attainment. It is a protective stone. It helps reveal inner truth and encourages self-awareness. It supports higher faculties of the mind, bringing objectivity and clarity. Wearing shades of blue (throat and lung) - Self-expression, peace and trust. Encourages truth, creativity, clarity of mind, kindness, integrity, self-cultivation, and patience. Calming and soothing. To read more about the color blue, click here.