Ever since our vacation to Roatan, Honduras, I have been into coloring mandalas. I have always loved coloring but mandalas are really cool. The only issue I had with them was using crayons. You really need to use colored pencils. And if you want to use markers be sure to tear the pages out because the ink tends to run. You could also use paint.
What is a mandala? According to the Mandala Project, a mandala is
“An integrated structure organized around a unifying center”
Coloring is good for your health. It helps combat stress, is great for meditation and relaxation. And there is no right or wrong way to color a mandala. I hear it works great to help children express themselves and deal with their emotions.
I love coloring while watching TV and I can’t wait until our 3 year old granddaughter really gets into it. She doesn’t quite sit still to color for too long yet!
My friend Wendy who I have known for years online and also lives close (who one of these days I will meet) has her own mandala coloring book. You must grab it today. Here’s the description from Amazon about Wendy’s mandala coloring book…..
Attain Focus, Clarity And Peace While Adding Bright And Inspiring Colors To These Unique Patterns In This Adult Coloring Book
Relax, focus, reach a higher state of mindfulness and simply enjoy yourself as you transform the intricate shapes in this book into stunning works of art. Coloring Animal Mandalas offers you a menagerie of inspiring creatures, including:
My favorite is the turtle which I am working on now.
Other mandalas to color can be found here: Mandala Coloring Books. I have quite a few of these!
The mandala coloring relaxation technique is something I highly recommend. If I have room in my bags, I’ll be packing my pencils, markers and mandala coloring books to take on our trip to Washington, D.C. Although we will be really busy it might be something nice to do if we have any downtime.
These are the colored pencils (see them in pic above) and fine markers I recommend. I’m sure there are plenty other great ones out there but I got these as Christmas gifts and love them. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to some coloring goodies.
Do you like to color?