Meditating with this mala or wearing it brings in balance and harmony of the masculine energy of cause and feminine energy of effect.
The word Rudraksha literally means Shiva Tears. The Mythological story goes that Lord Shiva once went into deep meditation for the well being of all living creatures. When he woke up, he opened his eyes and tear drops fell on the Earth. These tear drops took the form of seeds that later on became the Rudraksha tree. The dry seed-capsules from the Rudraksha tree form the rudraksha beads, which are used as a rosary as it is believed that the seed of Rudraksha contains the secrets of the entire evolution of the cosmos within it.
The Shiva Shakti malas alternate the Rudraksha beads with crystal beads that represent the divine feminine energy of Shakti.