Mandalas for relaxation

Mandalas, meaning “circles” in Sanskrit, are known to boost the immune system, by reducing the stress, activating the brain stem, imaginative thinking and connecting with our emotions.

How emotions are linked to Mandala?

I always used to think that Mandala is very complex as it has so many concentric circles and the precision while drawing should be followed. I was so hesitant at the beginning to give it a try as I had assumed that this will induce stress instead of relaxation. When I started drawing patterns and colouring them with different shades of black, I realised that I could create patterns using strokes and it was really satisfying.

Your mood decides the pattern and how intricate the design is. The Mandala art internalises the unconscious emotions within us.

If you observe further, Mandalas go from the centre outwards. The colors and shapes indicate our sub-conscious thinking. Thereby, we are connecting with ourselves, rebuilding and freeing us from inhibitions.

My daughter and I recently started creating a few Mandala designs of our own. Thus far, it has been a very relaxing and refreshing activity during these prolonged periods of being at home.

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Try it out and share your thoughts ūüôā

Regards,

Sriranjini

IQCG BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP

Indian Quilling Challenge Group turns 3 this month and we are celebrating with a Birthday Blog Hop! There will be no quilling contest this month.

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Here goes my ‘Design Team’ project.

Birthdays would be incomplete without a cake. Cupcakes are a favourite to everyone; especially to those who have a sweet tooth and yet health conscious ūüôā

How exciting would it be to have a cute smiley cupcake that wishes you a very happy birthday!!!

Share your comments below and qualify to be a lucky winner.

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Exciting prizes from our sponsors will be given to one winner selected from the comments across all the blogs in the hop.
The other blog details are mentioned below and they have posted their creations as per the scheduled dates.
5th April –¬†Aparna
9th April –¬†Daniela
15th April –¬†Priya
19th April –¬†Priyanka
22nd April –¬†Shweta
26th April –¬†Sriranjini
28th April –¬†shylaashree
Winner will get gifts from from our below sponsors
1. Rs.500 gifts from Dimension of Crafts
2. Rs.250 worth gift from Letzcreate,
3. A handmade gift worth Rs.300 from our DT Aparna
4.  GV for Rs.250 from Ranibow Kraftkari Store

One random winner will be chosen by our DTs and they will get a special goodie bag from us.

All you have to do is

– Follow IQCG blog if you are not a follower
– Copy & paste the following birthday hop picture on your blog and spread the news on social media
РVisit all our DTs blog and leave some comments
-Commenting on this post is also a must
– Anyone with Indian Postal address can join

 

Enjoy quilling!!

 

Hello there..

Hello there..

I am blogging to showcase my interests and as a testimonial to my passion for creativity. Over the last decade I have been engrossed with my job, family and kids. I decided to take a break from work and dedicate my energy and time to take care of my two wonderful kids Рaged 9 and 5. My interests range from photography, cooking, quilling, poster/greeting card making to attending the Carnatic music classes with my kids.

As Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam said,

“Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level.”

“Learning gives creativity, creativity leads to thinking, thinking provides knowledge, knowledge makes you great!”

Through this blog, I would like to share my ideas to serve as an inspiration to the next generation.

For custom orders contact me @indulge.creativity@gmail.com

My blogs:

Eat to live and live to eat @ ssriranjini.wordpress.com

Photography @ ranjiniphotography.wordpress.com

Fun time with kids @ funtimewithkids.wordpress.com

I will be updating the content of these blogs gradually as I am currently curating the numerous pictures and recipes that I have created over the years. I hope that through blogging I can engage myself productively and discover my hidden talents.
Happy Reading ūüôā