Deep meditation comes in many forms. It is the gentle lull of ocean waves. It is the silence of a sunset painting the desert sky. Japa malas come with the intent that the mind is a muscle, needing to be worked. These beads provide a three-part exercise in mindfulness: first, with a specific mantra; second, with the sensation of the beads through the fingers; and third, the intention of the work. All align for focused clarity.