Mandala designs are as old as some religions especially in India but they are especially worth a lot in adult coloring.
Mandalas exhibit radial balance and are seen as an aid to mediation, tantrum and even for focusing attention.
However, mandalas are diagrams or charts that represent the universe metaphysically or symbolically.
Mandalas are simply described as sacred circles and they tend to reoccur a lot in natural existence. Come on everything from the sun, the moon, the human body cells, and even the good old snowflake often take this round-shaped figure. Mandalas are a circular point from which all things are possible and form which emanate limitless possibilities and unlimited potential.
Mandala colouring pages are an expression of a desire for wellness and healing. They open up the subconscious by their very design and tap into creativity and individual potential.
Madalas coloring books have been known to balance the mind, body and spirit and forge spiritual connections. They also increase self-awareness and encourage self-expression. And let’s not forget the fact that they are just as fun and relaxing entertaining as any other coloring book.
Some psychiatrists and psychologists have been known to offer these to patients during sessions to help them relax and make it easier for them to talk. It is an easy way to bring about transformational changes in one’s life.
It stimulates areas of the brain related to motor skills and creativity and even the use of the five senses. According to psychologist Gloria Martinez Ayala, coloring activates two different areas of the brain’s hemispeheres. She goes further to state that:
“The action involves both logic, by which we color forms, and creativity, when mixing and matching colors. This incorporates the areas of the cerebral cortex involved in vision and fine motor skills [coordination necessary to make small, precise movements]. The relaxation that it provides lowers the activity of the amygdala, a basic part of our brain involved in controlling emotion that is affected by stress.”
Focusing on a particular activity and not worries or stress definitely relaxes the mind plus the added effect of coloring taking us back to that less stressful time in a person’s life known as childhood.
Coloring also helps you connect with how you feel as it’s no secret that the colors you chose often vary depending on your mood at the time. There are no huge demands for perfection in adult coloring which tends to make people approach coloring with a rightly more relaxed mien rather than a rigid expectation of perfection in what is after all meant to be relaxing and pleasurable. Get this, coloring is meant to be play and not work, so don’t blur the lines.
Adult coloring books with Mandala designs are a great way to work with Mandalas and the effect is amazing.