A range of Mala beads for chanting, mantras and meditation. Hindu tradition states that the correct way to use a mala is to hold it in the right hand draped over the middle finger. Use the thumb to move from one bead to the next. The index finger is avoided because it represents the ego and that is best avoided when seeking Self-Realization. However if it is the ego itself seeking it (I want Self-Realisation) then that too will hinder progress because enlightenment doesn't really exist - the "universal self" already IS it.