A mandala is a geometric diagram that’s used in various religious and spiritual practices as a symbol. It’s known to have been a part of Buddhist and Hindu temple design since ancient times and is an icon that signifies the transformation of a universe of suffering into one of joy.
Coloring a mandala can be a great way to relax and de-stress. Studies show that it calms the inner chaos and helps us to organize our negative thoughts in a more positive manner. It also stimulates the release of feel-good hormones and improves sleep.
You can even get your kids involved in this activity and make it a family fun time! All you need are a piece of paper, colored crayons, and some music.
Firstly, take a moment to breathe in and out. It will help to relax your body and mind before you start the meditation.
Once you have done that, draw your mandala and let the creativity flow. After that, slowly look at it and try to clear your mind from all the thoughts you’ve been thinking.
In addition to the benefits of meditation, drawing a mandala is also beneficial for our overall health. It’s been proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and pain, boost the immune system and revive the release of the sleep hormone melatonin. It can even help with mental health disorders.