Stretchy Mala FAQ's
Stretchy malas that are made to fit on the wrist and thus may not have 27 beads or some other multiple of 108 beads. The number of beads on a stretchy (or adjustable) mala varies.
Although stretchy wrist malas may vary in their number of beads, they may still be used for mantra practice. Wearing a stretchy mala is especially convenient for a person who is ill and would like to recite mantra in bed; the stretchy wrist mala is always right there on their wrist. Today people often wear stretchy malas as a reminder to be mindful.