The Science of Happiness
October 11, 2015 1:41am CST
Mandala means circle or completion in Indian and has an old history. It is a source of reflection of one's soul. It is used as an expression of the inner self and so it good for inner realization and healing. I just saw this on another discussion and found it very interesting. I am always interesting in new ways of healing the inner being. Having severe depression I am always looking for ways to repair damage done by this disease. These are beautiful. I can see where some tie dies of this type would be wonderful. I wish I was more creative and artistic. If you follow the link below you can see some of them and read more about this. Do you see other ways of using these?
Mandala art as therapy & healing has been used for ages by a wide variety of cultures. Learn the concept of the healing powers of mandala art work.
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11 Oct 15
Yeah it is said it is kind of healing and calming or something. I find that it's a nice way to focus until I start thinking of the next thing to put in the design. Usually I prefer to just go with the flow and draw what I feel like drawing instead of thinking how it should look. There are mandalas being sold everywhere nowadays. Some even have used it as tapestry design or something.
13 Oct 15
@celticeagle Hehe, I only saw them on tapestries after I searched for similar mandala art. I felt like buying one but it is overseas and I think they don't have Paypal... Oh well... maybe I will just make my own if I feel like it. I'd have to ditch the free hand form though if I'm gonna do it on tapestries. Makes it all pretty, organized and more mesmerizing. Glad my discussion inspired you to find something for your depression. I didn't know you had it until you mentioned it here. I know it's a hard thing to deal with.
11 Oct 15
Indian culture has a deep focus in the calmness of the inner self and healing fo the soul. They have developed their techniques for hundreds of years and I think they are beneficial to the soul. I have seen the symbol but I didn't know how it is used. Maybe some yoga relaxing techniques will help with your depression.
• Alicante, Spain
11 Oct 15
Yes... I like them too...and like you.... i am not very gifted artistically.... but...there is hope.... you can buy or download for free... mandala patterns that you can colour in.... i find colouring very soothing.... so I bought some crayons and colour in the mandalas.... you can also colour them in online ...