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Mandalas are sacred circles, that have long been used to facilitate meditation in the Indian and Tibetan religions of Hinduism and Buddhism.
The main circle shape of a mandala is filled with a variety of geometric shapes and symbols. These are often repeated in symmetrical patterns using bold color schemes.
People who color mandalas may feel a deep sense of calm and well-being. It's a simple tool that doesn't require any expertise, but it can be remarkably soothing.
Mandalas not only focus your attention but also allow you to express your creative side, which many of us neglect in our daily lives.
Because this activity involves repetitive movements, it can aggravate the the pain of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis in the fingers.
It can also cause pain in people with carpal tunnel syndrome, lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), and other forms of repetitive strain injuries as well.
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Many styles of meditation can help reduce stress.
Less stress leads to less anxiety.
Regular meditation helps reduce anxiety and anxiety-related mental health issues like social anxiety, phobias and obsessive-compulsive behaviors.
Some types of meditation can improve depression and help you maintain these benefits.
Getting artistic is good for health, and your mental well-being. The creation process helps you:
When we think of 'art' we normally think of a painter, applying the brush on a canvas. But any person, having a creative skill in any activity, can be an artist.
The way a person talks to others, or how one writes, can be a creative expression. The ways a person can express his or her 'art' is infinite.
Find out what you enjoy, what you loved as a kid, or what engages you, and do that. It can be finger painting, baking, cooking, collaging, oil painting, weaving, writing screenplays, anything that doesn't' make you tired while you do it.
The act of creation is itself a reward, and going for what you love doing without any expectations or stress makes the real art come out.