Symbolising the body, speech and mind of the Buddha, the Om or Aum symbol is the first syllable of Om Mani Padme Hum the mantra of the Avalokitesvara. Chanting or looking at this symbol can help remind us to invoke the qualities of the Bodhisattva of compassion.
Wrist malas are traditionally used for mantra recitation, meditation and prayer. The mala is often used so that one can focus on the meaning or sound of a mantra rather than counting its repetitions. One repetition is usually said for each bead while turning the thumb clockwise around each bead.
The Brown Om Wrist Mala features the Om symbol on each bead, and comes on an elastic thread for an easy, comfortable fit.