This 108 Rudraksha bead mala is highly protective and nourishing. Made from the Rudraksha bead grown on the holy and sacred Rudraksha tree found in India and many parts of Asia. The name Rudraksha stems from Hindu mythology and means "the eyes of Shiva". It is widely believed that the god meditated on the welfare of mankind. He emerged crying tears of compassion, peace and joy. The tears upon hitting the earth crystallized to form these trees. Medicinally they are know to: heal many of the mind/body ailments. They are cooling when worn against the skin and reduce heart disease and lower blood pressure. They calm the central nervous system and help to quiet the mind and free it from negative thought. The increase immunity, energy and stamina with rejuvenating qualities. Rose Quartz is the stone of LOVE. This gemstone serves to open the heart and enhances creativity. This stone also is beneficial to the circulatory system and aids in relieving anxiety. Rose Quartz heals emotional wounds and broken hearts. Divine and delightful, enjoy this powerful and uplifting piece of yogic jewellery.