When I’m feeling stressed, angry, minutes away from a panic attack, I reach for something that is so calming…a crayon. Sometimes a marker, and I color a mandala.
I was first introduced to Mandalas at a yoga weekend at the Dominican Spiritual Life Center in 2003. For a full explanation of what exactly mandalas are, and how the act of coloring can actually be used as a form of relaxation or meditation, click here.
These are a few of the mandalas that have helped me through stressful times:
I found a great series of books full of mandalas that can be colored. Yes, some people will say it’s childish, that it’s just a coloring book, but I’ve found it to be an amazing relaxation tool Who doesn’t love to color?!
If you’re not ready to purchase a book of clear mandalas, this page has many that you can print. Enjoy!