The meaning of mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning "circle." Even though it may be dominated by squares or triangles, a mandala has a concentric structure.
Mandalas offer balancing visual elements, symbolizing unity and harmony. The meanings of individual mandalas are usually different and unique to each mandala.
The goal of the mandala is to serve as a tool on our spiritual journey as it symbolizes cosmic and psychic order. A mandala can be seen as letting the creative hemisphere of our mind run freely while our analytical mind takes a little nap.
Painting, colouring or drawing mandalas allows our creative brain to come out and play, leading to an altered state where we can perform constructive healing, and gain incredible insight into ourselves and our lives.
We have been working in the Bears’ classroom with mandalas and the children are enjoying this activity, concentrating on what they have to do and creating a special atmosphere were they can focus on themselves, recognizing their needs and achievements, while they listen to soft music.
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We hope you enjoy these thoughts about the different meanings of the mandalas.