A Mala is a necklace that can be worn as a beautiful fashion accessory. Mala beads are used to set intentions, meditate, or simply wear for beauty and positive energy. You can use the beads to count your mantra or to count your breath while meditating. Typically, there are 108 gemstone beads in a mala, a decorative or silver guru bead, and a tassel. If you practice yoga, you can place your Mala necklace at the head of your mat to instill your intention into your practice, allowing the Mala to absorb the energy and focus of your movement. A mala has many names and is also referred to as yoga beads, meditation beads, prayer beads, mala necklace, japa mala, yoga necklace, yoga jewelry, rosary and mala beads.