types of beads are used by monks in various parts of Asia. In tibetan buddhism 108 beads are used. It can be used as a rosary, Tibetan / Buddhist prayer beads, meditation necklace, be worn by girls, women, boys, or men. It is great for mantra chanting, yoga and zen meditation practices. The beads are a great meditation accomplice, to use them whilst meditating hold a bead between your middle finger and thumb on your right hand whilst reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra whilst moving from bead to bead.