How to Use
The mala is traditionally held in the right hand and used in two ways -
In the other method, the mala hangs on the middle finger, with the thumb used to rotate the one bead at a time. the index finger is never used to touch the mala.
The practice begins at the summit bead (sumeru) and continues around the loop until the summit is reached again. The summit bead is never passed over. So if you plan to do more than 1 round, the mala is turned around to proceed again in the reverse direction.