These are my husband’s rudraksha beads that he uses during meditation. What are they you ask?
Considered holy by the ancient yogis of India, rudraksha beads are said to convey to the body helpful electromagnetic influences. There are 108 beads on a ‘mala’, which can only be used with a red string or a gold chain. You can also see there is a white string that is tied on and gradually moved along the beads. This white string is used as a place-holder for counting the correct number of ‘kriyas’ during meditation.
The rudraksha beads are actually seeds that come from an evergreen tree which grows in South-East Asia, Indonesia, New Guinea to Australia, Guam, and Hawaii. There is a Hindu legend which says that ‘Lord Shiva opened His eyes after a long period of yogic meditation, and as a result of extreme fulfillment He shed out a tear. This single tear from Shiva’s eye grew into the Rudraksha tree.’