Mandalas as a meditation technique. Wellbeing Week 4 .

This week in our Wellbeing session we focused on ” A Healthy Mind “.  “Breathe” Mandala Drawing Meditation

In Sanskrit, the word mandala means “circle.” Circles are a powerful symbol found in every culture. We see them in halos, prayer wheels, and other religious symbols as well as architecture and nature.

Mandalas are sacred circles that have long been used to facilitate meditation in the Indian and Tibetan religions of Hinduism and Buddhism. Many other religions, including Christianity, Native Americans, and Taoists, have incorporated mandalas into their spiritual practices as well.
The simple act of coloring a picture can be quite beneficial in relieving stress and anxiety.One popular way to do this is to color mandalas and use it as a form of meditation.
Mandalas as a form of meditation are entering medicine as a healing tool. An increasing body of clinical trials suggests that meditation may reduce stress, combat depresion, reduce pain, and lower blood pressure.
 It may also boost the immune system and stimulate the release of melatonin, a hormone believed to slow cell aging and promote sleep.
How to Color a Mandala .There is not much to coloring a mandala for meditation purposes. It requires just a few simple steps and some time when you can be alone.
 1-Crayons, pencil crayons, chalks, pastels, paint, or markers in a variety of colors.
2- Print a mandala or use a mandala coloring book.
3- Find a quiet and comfortable place where you can work comfortably with no distractions.
4- Start coloring.
When coloring, try not to think too much about your choice of color and don’t worry about matching colors. Let your instincts guide you. After you begin with the first color, the rest will follow naturally.