Mandala means circle in Sanskrit. This word is also known as wheel and all.
Beyond its definition as a word, from the spiritual point of view is an energy center balancing and cleansing that helps transform the environment and the mind.
It is also defined as a container ideographic system of a sacred space.
Mandalas are used since ancient times. Have their origin in India and spread in Eastern cultures, where Native American and Aboriginal Australia.
In Western culture, was Carl G. Jung, who used therapies in order to achieve the pursuit of individuality in humans.
Jung used to interpret your dreams by drawing a mandala each day in this activity discovered the relationship they had with their heart and from there developed a theory about the structure of the human psyche.
According to Carl Jung, mandalas represent the totality of mind, covering both the conscious and the unconscious. He stated that the archetype of these drawings is firmly anchored in the collective subconscious.
The mandalas are also defined as a cosmological diagram which can be used for meditation. It consists of a series of concentric geometric forms arranged in different visual levels. The most basic forms used are: circles, triangles, squares and rectangles.
These figures can be created in a two-dimensional or three dimensional.
For example, in India there are a large number of temples made in the form of mandalas.
The designs are varied, but maintained similar characteristics: a content center and cardinal points in circles and arranged with a certain symmetry.
According to psychology, the mandala represents the human being. Interacting with them helps to heal the psychic and spiritual fragmentation, to express your creativity and reconnect with your essential being.
It's like starting a journey into your heart, it opens doors previously unknown and calls forth your inner wisdom. Integrate into your life will give you the feeling center and calm amid the storms.
The work of meditation with mandalas may consist of observation or drawing them.
In the first case, only to sit in a comfortable, rhythmic breathing and achieve a deep and dispose yourself to observe a mandala of your choice, can lead to a relaxed state and feel more alert to the events that happen around you . The observation process can last between three and five minutes.
To do this, choose a model that inspires you, select the tools (crayons, markers, watercolors, for example), then Settle into a quiet place. You can put music if you like and start your work.
There are various techniques, it all depends on your mood and what you want to paint the mandala you forward. If you feel you need help to externalize your emotions, you can color from the inside out, if instead, you find your center, paint from the inside out.This is a job that can make anyone, regardless of their age or religion. It is a simple practice that will result in personal benefits and the achievement of internal balance.
In the second case, you can draw or color mandalas. We recommend that if you vinculándote with these images, start by painting.
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