Tiffanie Flora February 19, 2021 mandala coloring
Starfish spring to mind. The 5 pointed arms around the body of the starfish form a simple pattern. And octopi and jellyfish can also seem to form similar patterns when viewed from above as they swim along. And sea anemones, and so on.
Just this moment.
Coloring mandalas is a peaceful pastime used by a variety of peoples and institutions to heal the mind and the body. As someone with both General Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder I know first hand the calming, meditative power of mandala coloring and drawing. The more I color the easier it is for me follow the hypnotic rhythm of the action and push the anxiety away. This is why you can find mandala coloring and creation being used in nursing homes, elementary schools, cancer wards, and mental health facilities across the country. It is simple and it works.
How to use a mandala for meditating:
Trees also contribute to the vast array of mandalas in nature. A cross-section of the trunk reveals the tree rings. But pinecones also have a beautiful symmetry when held upright.
The history of the Mandalas can be traced back to the lands of India. The word ’Mandala’ is derived from one of the ancient languages of India, Sanskrit, meaning ’the circle’. Despite their origins, the use of mandalas can be found all over the world, the most prominent and famous for being its usage by the Tibetan Monks following Buddhism.