A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact, “mandala” is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. Mandalas generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms.
Mandalas can contain both geometric and organic forms. They can also contain recognizable images that carry meaning for the person who is creating it.
In essence, mandalas represent the connection between our inner worlds and outer reality. Originally meant to represent wholeness and a model for the organizational structure of life itself, a cosmic diagram that shows the relation to the infinite and the world that extends beyond and within various minds & bodies.
Designing your own mandalas can be both inspirational and therapeutic.
“I saw that everything, all paths I had been following, all steps I had taken, were leading back to a single point — namely, to the mid-point. It became increasingly plain to me that the mandala is the centre. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the centre, to individuation. I knew that in finding the mandala as an expression of the self I had attained what was for me the ultimate.”
The ghungroo is a type of musical anklet that is tied around the calves of dancers in India in order to intensify the rhythmic acoustics of the feet. Ghungroos are a traditional and crucial part of many different Indian classical dances, including Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Odissi and Kuchipudi.
Indian classical dancers (as well as classical dancers from other parts of the Indian subcontinent) are required to wear ghungroos in order to ensure the audience can identify and appreciate the complex footwork that goes into the dance. The ghungroo produces a pleasing tinkling sound which is the perfect musical adornment for the complex yet fluid movements that are characteristic of Indian dance.
When things come to your happiness, you will meet many people saying......smile more, plan a trip, hang out in a bar, join clubs, do parties, Netflix and chill and whatnot.
You don't have to be so desperate for such huge things to do. You can find this in 'little things'. Nowadays, we all are busy with our daily routine. And due to this, we are unable to grab those giddy things sometimes.
Now, what are those giddy, idiomatic things?
Window seat, long walks at night, rain + hot corn, perfectly lined eyeliner & round chapati for girls, perfectly tucked in shirt for boys, wild dance seeing nobody in the house, watching a favourite cartoon, family time, maggi......yes happiness is in little things.
Sunsets. There’s something magical about watching the sun go down, creating beautiful colours in the sky and reflections on the water.😍
Watching the sunrise or sunset🌅 gives you a soothing feel of gratitude for yourself. When you are caught up in the natural beauty of the Earth🌎, you rid yourself of any distractions and feel higher levels of satisfaction and gratitude for what’s happening in front of you🙃.
Close your eyes, take a deep breath & feel the vibes😇.