July 2019: Mindful Art

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There’s no doubt that coloring books have made a resurgence in adults lives. Yes, it may be trendy – but there’s also science behind it. Multiple studies have shown that coloring, doodling, and other forms of art help improve focus, concentration, and reduce stress.

This month, take some time to find a mindful art practice that works for you.  When you do, take a picture and send it to us or tag us on social media - we'd love to see what you mindfully create!

Articles

How to Be Mindful When Making Art 

“Art is a natural way to practice mindfulness. The colors, textures and sounds of creating pull us into the moment. You don’t need any previous training to meditate through art, just a willingness to draw like a child, with freedom and a sense of curiosity.”

Why Grown-Ups Love Coloring Books Too

"Anyone who has appreciated a meditative mental drift while knitting or mowing a lawn knows that there is something calming about engaging in a familiar, low-impact activity that requires minimal thought and bestows a clear sense of progress."

Practices & Resources

Zentangle
Mindful doodling method for those who like a little guidance (mindful doodling method for those who like a little guidance).

This website offers tons of free coloring book pages you can print at home.