Understanding Mandala


The word mandala comes from the ancient Sanskrit language and loosely means “circle” or “center.” It’s a simple geometric shape that has no beginning or end. Within its circular shape, the
mandala has the power to promote relaxation, balance the body’s energies, enhance your creativity, and support healing. The great news is you can achieve all of these benefits while having fun with your mandala coloring pages.

To the Tibetan monks, the sand mandala represents multi-dimensional fields of spiritual
consciousness and the state of enlightenment. To the Native Americans, the medicine wheel, a form of mandala symbolizes sacred ceremonial space and the circle of life. In both Eastern and in Western cultures, the mandala has come to symbolize harmony, unity, wholeness, and healing. In truth, the mandala is all of these representations and even more.

Mandalas are used universally to promote healing and other positive states of being. Why? One explanation comes from its very design. The mandala is a circular matrix with a center point—a point from which all things are possible. From this sacred center comes forth infinite possibilities and unlimited potential. So when you use your mandala coloring pages, you’re expressing your desires for healing and wellness.

You can think of the mandala as being energetically alive, a means of creating a pathway to a desired state of being. What state of being do you desire to create? Maybe you want to experience inner peace, or maybe you simply want to use the circular pattern to express your artistry. For whatever purpose you choose to work with the mandala, know that you can achieve it through mandala coloring.

Begin your meditation by gazing into the mandala and letting go of all unwanted thoughts. Focus on the here and now and not on what physical chores you could be doing or other obligations. Imagine floating into the mandala and allowing yourself to absorb the wonder and beauty of the colors and design. Relax and stay focused. Most people feel a sense of clarity and a clearer picture of their intention once the meditation is completed.