Macrame bracelets have been used in spiritual practices for centuries. From the ancient practice of knot magic to modern-day meditation practices, macrame bracelets have played an important role in many cultures.
One popular type of macrame bracelet is the Shamballa bracelet.
"Chakra" is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘energy wheel’, which relates to various focal points in the body, used in a variety of ancient meditation practices, known as tantra, or the esoteric/inner traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism. The chakras are distinct energy centers in the body, starting at the top of the head, and ending at the base of the spine.
Mala necklaces and bracelets are increasing in popularity and are used during meditation, or worn as jewelry. They are seen as bracelets, necklaces, and on the altars of meditation devotees and at the top of mats of yoga practitioners. These beautiful necklaces often hold special significance for the bearer based on where they got it, why they chose the stones, and the energy resonance they feel with the beads.
Traditionally a mala has 108 beads strung together.