What is a Mandala?
The word mandala comes from the ancient Sanskrit language and loosely means “circle” or “centre.” These sacred circles have long been used to facilitate meditation in the Indian and Tibetan religions promoting relaxation, balancing the body’s energies, enhancing creativity, and supporting healing.
How Does Mandala Colouring help with healing?
Mandalas can be seen in many cultures in halos, prayer wheels, architecture and even nature and are becoming more widely accepted in the western world as a healing and meditative tool.
Evidence suggests that meditation can boost the immune system, reduce stress, combat depression, reduce pain, lower blood pressure, and stimulate the release of melatonin, a hormone believed to slow cell aging and promote restful sleep.
By simply colouring mandalas, you can:
- Relax & enhance your meditation
- Balance your body, your mind, and your spirit
- Make a spiritual connection
- Expand your creativity
- Balance the brain as colouring in uses both hemispheres of the brain to stay focused
- Increase your self-awareness
- Encourage your self-expression
- Increase fine motor skills and
- Reduce stress and anxiety in general
What is Colour?
Put simply, colour is a form of visible light. An object will appear a certain colour because of the way it interacts with light. When light shines on an object, some colours bounce off or are reflected off the object and these are the colours that our eyes will see.
All the colours of the rainbow have their own unique healing qualities. For example, the colour white contains the entire light spectrum and is generally used for purification and amplification. The colour black is generally used for protection and grounding, yellow for mental stimulation and pink for love and compassion. You could see therefore that yellow would not be a good colour choice for the bedroom but how it would be perfect for the home office or study.
Using Colour as a therapy tool.
The colours within a mandala can be absorbed through the eyes and used to heal the body, mind and spirit.
Colouring mandalas can be particularly useful for children as they can help children express their emotions more easily. Many children (and adults alike) can find this form of expression and therapy less daunting and invasive than perhaps verbalising their feelings to a therapist.
As a qualified Colour Therapist, I can “read” your coloured Mandala for you and decipher the meanings of the colours and textures used. The choice of colours used, the placement of each colour inside the mandala (and out), the patterns used, and the pressure of each stroke can give great insight into a person’s psyche.
For a colour reading or for more information, please do not hesitate to contact me at www.rainbowlighttherapies.com.au.
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