Drawing a Mandala to relieve Stress!
What is a mandala? Mandala means "sacred circle" in Sanskrit. Circles appear in nature flowers, snowflakes, sun, moon, etc., architecture and are also powerful symbol in cultures throughout world history. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas are used to facilitate meditation and are used in scared rites as a transformative tool to assist with healing.
Tibetan Buddhist Monks and Native American Indians all use mandalas as a way of evoking spiritual energy, meditation and healing. Even psychologist Carl Jung used mandalas with his clients and for his own personal growth. His studies revealed their creation allowed a deep healing to take place from within the human psyche.
Unlike, other shapes, the circle flower and has no hard edges or angles. Circles are believed to help individuals focus inward.
If you use your micron pens or even colored pencils to draw mandalas, you can tap into your creativity without any need for artistic expertise. The process of drawing and coloring can soothe and nourish you. Coloring mandalas is a great way to start using mandalas in everyday life to relieve stress!
Try one of my new Mandala workshops to feel the Zen! All of my students agree it is very fun, peaceful and stress free to draw them.
Information from Office of Health Education and Spiritual Wellness