Mandala Making for Mindfulness
I have always loved making mandalas, there is something so peaceful and grounding about making them.
Mandalas appear all around in nature, flowers, trees and snowflakes to name a few.
They can be made with anything you can find outside too…. flowers, leaves, pine cones, anything goes!
Earlier this year, one of my most favourite toy makers Grapat, released a whole line of mandala pieces….
I hadn’t really thought to incorporate the toys into my mandalas…now I couldn’t wait!
My two loves combined….
I knew I wouldn’t be able to buy them all at once so at first I improvised, using my natural treasures and my nins!
I would look forward to making them each evening, after my Little one, Arthur, went to bed.
I would go into the garden, gather up some of nature’s goodies and lose myself for a few moments.
The time I spent making these, with complete lack of thought, whilst I lost myself in my creations was so relaxing and reviving. Especially making them outside in nature.
It has become a daily act of self care.
Like meditation, but instead of my mind putting up a fight (like it sometimes does with meditation) It brings me mindfulness almost instantly.
My mandalas have most certainly evolved and along with my love of Grapat I have slowly collected all the pieces.
I have a little table set up, if I’m making then inside, especially for my creations, my little haven.
Arthur also likes to join in with me sometimes, he often grabs a handful of Grapat and starts arranging them…
I can imagine they will be a great tool to introduce him to mindfulness as he gets older.
Thank you to Amy for sharing her beautiful Mandalas and creativity with us all xx
You can read more about the Art of Mandala and Mindfulness >here<