This Brown Cherrywood & Yellow Guru Mala Bead Necklace is also called the “Meru Bead” which translates to “Mountain Bead”. The Guru Bead in your mala is the 109th bead and is not counted as part of the 108 beads. The Guru Bead is your teacher, it said to hold your prayers and intentions.
When using a Mala for meditation, start by holding your guru bead and then setting your intention for your practice. You would then use the mala for your meditation as you breathe and/or count a mantra over each bead. When finished with your meditation or breathwork, “seal” your practice as you rest, holding your guru bead while holding space for your intention.