Mandala art is common in Asian culture and is often used as a therapeutic tool to heal stress and anxiety. Mandalas are geometric patterns that any person can practice to centre their mind and obtain inner peace. Mandalas generally have one identifiable centre point, from which arises an array of symbols, shapes or forms. It is a type a meditation that many people practice calming their running thoughts and process all their stress into the making of a mandala. The lockdown has had a harsh and direct impact on people’s mental health. Living life in confined spaces, restricted movement, having little or almost no access to various modes of entertainment, life has come to a still stop for all of us. So we thought, why not tell you a fun way to deal with all the stress brewing on the inside.
What is Mandala Art Therapy?
One interesting fact about using mandala as a therapeutic tool is its reflection of one’s innermost feelings, like a picture of how you are feeling. Many therapists suggest art therapy as one’s feelings and impulses are all reflected in the final result. All your feelings, positive, negative, running thoughts, anxiety leads to the creation of a mandala. Emotions are like a driving force, a fuel that helps you create your mandala.
Mandala art therapy is a meaningful process. The journey of creating one is more impactful than the final product as one invests all their emotions at the time of creation. A mandala is extremely personal, like a moment that describes you and that exact nature of a mandala is what makes it extremely beautiful.
Other than using Mandala making as a therapeutic tool, it can also be used for a lot of other things. Mandalas can flicker your creative side and help you discover the various aspects of your life creatively. It is also a great way to boost your concentration levels and induce calmness that can help you get a goodnight’s sleep. Mandala is like a refreshment for your mind that has been tied down due to many reasons, and it can become your way to take it all out and become a better version of yourself. What are you thinking? Go and create one today!