Each Mala necklace consists of 108 beads for a very specific reason. The number 108 has long been considered a very sacred and spiritual number in Hinduism, Buddhism and yogic tradition. There are many interpretations of why 108 is such a spiritual number. At Kema Earth, we resonate with the belief that there are 108 energy lines that connect throughout our body and converge at the heart chakra. The heart represents pure love which fuels our existence. From the heart, one of those energy lines is said to lead to the crown chakra at the top of our head, which is our connection to the divine and the path to self realization. As you recite your mantra / intention 108 times, you are releasing any negative energy that has accumulated in your energy lines, allowing you to feel lighter, clearer and more connected to the divine and your purpose in life.