Mandala Yoga Mats with Grip

Mandala Yoga Mats with Grip

  Mandala yoga mats (with grip) are a beautiful addition to your yoga practice. Yoga is a very personal experience. Adding a mandala yoga mat that you love helps get through some of the more challenging poses and classes. Why a mandala? What is a mandala? The mandala (a circle with symbols in it) is one of the most ubiquitous symbols in religions all over the world. Mandalas are central in Buddhism and Hinduism and are found in Native American, Christian, Jewish and Islamic art. Why a yoga mat with grip? Having a high-quality yoga pad with

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How to Draw a Mandala in 8 Simple Steps

How to Draw a Mandala in 8 Simple Steps

Here are 8 simple steps to draw a mandala. Drawing and doodling is a powerful tool to activate your divine creative self while calming your brain and putting you in a positive state of mindfulness. According to Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. in an article written for Psychology Today, research shows mandala drawing promotes positivity. When doodling or drawing is combined with the power of the mandala, you are accessing deep parts of your creative self, which creates a sense of oneness and power.  Carl Jung, the famous psychologist, encouraged his patients to doodle and color mandalas. I

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Mandala Tapestries

Mandala Tapestries

Mandala tapestries are a wonderful way to bring joy and color into any room. They are popular in bedrooms on the wall or draped over a bed. Mandala tapestries are a great addition to a living room or a great room with a large wall to fill. Mandala tapestries are fantastic in yoga studios and therapy offices. Mandala tapestries make great gifts!   Mandala Tapestries are used for Meditation, Mindfulness, and Yoga Carl Jung, the father of psychotherapy said that mandalas help people work things out in their psyche without even knowing it is happening. Mandala tapestries

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The Life-Changing Magic of the Mandala

The Life-Changing Magic of the Mandala

If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” – Vincent Van Gogh The year 2000 was a dark time for me. I wore mostly black. I was grossly overweight and unhappy. I was drinking so much that it was affecting my company and my family life. I felt lost and alone. A few years prior to that I was cut off from my family of origin. Coming from a large tight knit family, being cut off was unheard of. Without the support I

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What is a Mandala?

What is a Mandala?

The first thing I answer in mandala classes is “What is a mandala? While I wrote the book, Activate Divine Creativity: The Life-Changing Magic of the Mandala, I did a lot of research on this topic. It is a fascinating topic. A mandala is a combination of sacred geometry, which is always perfect, and precise, with creativity, which is messy and original. Mandalas are beautiful and interesting. Mandalas are created from sound waves, mandalas are created by fish in the bottom of the ocean as they dance (swimmingly) close enough to the sand to create a mandala.

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How to Draw a Mandala

How to Draw a Mandala

How do you draw a mandala? (See video at the end of the blog post). Get out your pencil and paper and join me in the video below. Within 15 minutes you’ll have a mandala. You’ll have a process that looks like magic to others and you can use over and over. This is the same process as my last blog post, “How to Doodle a Mandala”. I use this process to draw and paint mandalas of all sizes. The biggest one I’ve drawn to date was 6 feet in diameter. I had a ruler with me

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Chakra Mandala Doodles Workshop October 5, 2019

Registration has closed for this event! Contact us if you have any questions. Thank you. Chakra Mandala Workshop, Silver Spring, Maryland Why a chakra mandala? As human beings, we have challenges. These challenges are often due to stuck memories that lie energetically in our chakras. As we are created, Divine energy is poured into our being and rests at the base of our spine, where the root chakra resides. As we evolve spiritually, the energy begins to move up through the chakras, with the ultimate goal of opening up this flow through the chakras into the crown

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How to Doodle a Mandala

How to Doodle a Mandala

How do you draw a mandala? (See video at the end of the blog post). While there are many ways to draw a mandala, my favorite is to get out a pad of paper, a pencil and start doodling one! I find my best mandala moments are spur of the moment and not thought out. This whole thing (the book, the workshops, retreats and blog) all started from a simple mandala doodle. Once I realized I could just draw one without special equipment (a compass, a ruler, etc), I couldn’t stop. The first mandala I just doodled

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The Mandala Guidebook Book Review

The Mandala Guidebook Book Review

Here’s a wonderful book that makes a perfect companion to my book, Activate Divine Creativity, The Life-Changing Magic of the Mandala. I have been studying and creating mandalas since 2000. There are quite a few good books available, however I have found most of them are either way to dense and academic, or are full of what look like computer generated mandalas to color. I teach a 10 week class based on my book. It was during this class that I discovered The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint and Color Expressive Mandala Art . While my

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Ever Changing: Always Changing

Ever Changing: Always Changing

This mandala was inspired by the ever changing nature of life. As I doodled it, I had no agenda in mind as to what I wanted to end up in the mandala. You may say, “That’s obvious! It’s so simple!” Yes, it is simple. The rule that everything changes is simple and easy if we allow it. Think of a few milestones in your life. We have hundreds of them! Everyday is a new adventure. Even as we’re going through big changes like getting married or getting a divorce, we still have to get up, suit up and show up.

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