From the Sanskrit language, “mandala” is translated as “circle or wheel.” Intricate patterns have been used for thousands of years during religious ceremonies to protect one’s home, decorate temples, and for meditation. Consider the healing properties of mandala drawing.
In fact, the circle represents many things that surround us: the Earth, eyes, the Moon, the Sun … Circles and cycles are what accompanies us in life: the seasons cycle through each other, days follow nights, death replaces life. A woman also lives in accordance with her cycle. Orbits of planets, rings of trees, circles from a drop falling into a lake… You can see mandalas everywhere.
The practice of coloring the mandala is a kind of meditation that promotes relaxation and good health. The best thing is that you don’t have to be an artist to draw a beautiful mandala – they are very easy.
- There is no “right” or “wrong” way to draw a mandala. There are no rules.
- Adding colors to the pattern enhances your spirit and allows you to open up the “child” that is present in each of us.
- Drawing a mandala is an affordable activity for everyone at any time and anywhere.
- Focusing on the present moment helps you achieve mindfulness.
- Negative thoughts are transformed into positive ones
- There is a deep relaxation of the mind and distraction from the flow of thoughts