Malas have been used for thousands of years as a way to meditate, set intentions, and to attract specific energies into your life and wellness practices. All malas contain 108 beads, as it is believed 108 repetitions of a mantra will put you in a meditative state where your intention is manifested, awakening soul purpose and personal power. The significance of 108 has powerful meaning and is considered by many to be a sacred number.