Posts Tagged mandala

What is a Mandala?

What is a Mandala?

One of the first things I need to do when telling people about my book or teaching a mandala class is explain what a mandala is. I learned most of what I know from my brilliant mandala muse, Merry Norris, of MerryNovaStudio.com and Paul Heussenstamm of Mandalas.com. While writing Activate Divine Creativity: The Life-Changing Magic of the Mandala, I did a lot of research on this topic. The most basic definition of a mandala is “circle.” Mandala is a Sanskrit word that literally translates to “circle”. Ok, then why don’t I just teach people how to draw circles? LOL!

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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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Root Chakra Mandala Doodle

Root Chakra Mandala Doodle

I have to be honest – I have never done “chakra” work. I do believe that we’re all energy and that there are many natural ways to balance our “energy systems.”  I regularly have acupuncture treatments at Preferred Health Solutions, go to Bikram Yoga two to five times a week at Bikram Hot Yoga Columbus and see a chiropractor, Worthington Optimal Wellness. So, I guess that puts me in the category of people who would work on their chakras! What I love about Chakras the most are the colors associated with them. If you search “chakra mandalas” on the web – you’ll

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