Odelette Firdaws February 19, 2021 mandala coloring
As you well know, not everyone can sit still long enough to achieve a meditative state. The longer you sit the more difficult it is to push passing thoughts out of your mind and maintain focus. Before you know it you are fretting over work, planning a dinner menu, or just giving up. Our action-oriented, multi-tasking, Western society simply doesn’t mesh with traditional Eastern meditation techniques. This is where active meditation comes to the rescue.
Mandala designs are easy to see in flowers. Petals surrounding a central core form the most natural designs. Imagine a sunflower, with its face full of sunflower seeds, surrounded by large, bright yellow petals. It’s a mandala guaranteed to make you smile. And something equally as cheerful – a daisy. Or perhaps a rose or a begonia for a mandala with overlapping petals.
5. Mandalas are also a useful tool for colour therapy. If a particular chakra needs energy you can choose its’ colour and fill the entire mandala with shades and values of that colour.
Making Use of the Pictures
Mandala is used by Heguru, Shichida Method and others as part of their right brain education exercises.
Step Two: Flip through a coloring book and pick the first design that peaks your interest. I offer some free sample pages on my website (listed below) that have been designed specifically for active meditation.