Sodalite And Wenge Wood Mala Necklace with Silk Tassel. A Mala is made of 108 beads and is significant to our 108 working chakras. A Mala is a tool used in meditation or for prayer. You can count each bead as you recite a mantra 108 times; or count each bead as you take a deep breath in meditation 108 times. Extremely helpful for focus. Sodalite encourages self-esteem, self trust and trust in others. It also helps us to let go of control issues. It has been noted that it can help calm hot tempers and promote spiritual harmony.