A mala is a string with 108 counting beads plus one guru or meru bead. Malas are used for meditations and for counting mantras and prayers. Malas can also be used for counting breaths during meditations. Mala is the Sanskrit word for garland, this ancients tool was created to keep the mind focused and clear from thoughts.
Turquoise protects from negative influences and promotes an optimistic attitude, helping life purposes become more clear.