The practice of meditation on a
regular basis can assist the individual to transform
their life in a number of ways.
Physically it enables the body to
fully relax and release tension and pain trapped
within the muscles. Psychologically, it enables
clarity in our thoughts by simply turning our
attention to the rhythm of our own breath, it gently
teaches us to observe our thoughts and provides us
with insight to our own thoughts and actions.
Spiritually, it is the gateway that connects us our
higher self and inspires us to act from the point of
love and compassion.
Mandala (loosely translated as
‘circle’) is an ancient and sacred Tibetan practice
for documenting sacred text through symbols and
colour. Dr Karl Jung (Swiss Psychotherapist)
introduced mandala to the western world and a tool
to unlock and interpret the secrets of our
subconscious thoughts and a tool for self-healing.
Creating a mandala is a form
of meditation in itself. As the hands are busy
creating the mandala the mind becomes so quiet that
it is said that you can hear the whispers of your
Maria Stathis has been
practicing mandala and meditation for over 10 years
and would like to share her experiences in the
application of meditation and mandala as a tool to
assist the individual in times of transition.
‘Mandala is a magical
journey that emanates from the heart of the
individual and creates beautiful images rich with
symbols, colour and meaning’.