Powerful healing of Mandalas
The word Mandala translates from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit into circle. Mandalas represent wholeness and are a cosmic diagram reminding us of our relationship to infinity, extending beyond and within our bodies and minds. Circular mandalas appear through so many aspects of our world, the moon, the sun, the whole earth, as well as circles of life encompassing friends and family.
In clinical studies, mandalas have been shown to boost the immune system, reduce stress and pain, lower blood pressure, promote sleep and ease depression. Mandalas can be used in meditation to help focus the mind and bring you into the present moment.
Try it now: Take a few moments to look gently at one of the mandalas on this page while you breath in and out evenly. Focus on the color and shape of the mandala for several minutes. Notice how you feel afterwards. Being mindful is that simple- thoughts come and go, sound come and go, life still happens, and we slow down to notice what is showing up.
Above is a hindu-vedic artwork by artist A.K. Mundra and below are flower Dandalas by artist Kathy Klein.