Mystique Oriane February 19, 2021 mandala coloring
How about vegetables as geometric designs? Cut a tomato in half crosswise, and you’ll find a centre piece of the stem, with segments around it, each containing the seeds and juice. A cross-section of a bell pepper shows the veins and seeds, and the underside of a mushroom reveals the stem and the many lines of gills. Artichokes form one of my favourite designs. All of these are mandalas in nature.
Just this moment.
Look at the Christian’s usage of the labyrinth or marvel at the mandala healing ceremony performed by American Indians and you will find that the sacred circle has transcended its ancient roots. Many present-day religions and civilizations have come to view the mandala, with its gentle symmetry, as a symbol of the balance in nature, the unity within the world, and the harmony we all seek within our lives. Even the world renowned psychologist and founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung was struck by the healing abilities of the mandala. Licensed art therapists use mandala coloring as a way to help patients end anxiety and learn stress relief.
Active meditation when combined with art is particularly effective for stress relief. I have found that thirty minutes of active meditation can reduce anxiety and even help with panic attacks. Even a short ten minutes is enough to produce positive results. As you enjoy practicing your active meditation you will find it continually gets easier to relax and achieve a peaceful, meditative state.
Coloring is a peaceful pastime used by a variety of peoples, religions, and institutions to heal the mind and the body. To learn more about active meditation, explore the topic of color interpretation, or download a free mandala design, please visit my website at niobrarachalk com
Just this space.