Handmade by The Midnight Raven Studios from cheesewood beads with amethyst and lava rock accents. A mala is a string of beads that are used in a meditation practice. You can use it to count mantras, and it acts as a tactile guide as you sit in silence. Amethyst enables spiritual upliftment and effective communication and both stimulates and soothes the mind and emotions. Volcanic lava rock is known for its grounding qualities; it's perfect for calming the emotions as it brings calming but intense energy.