In fact, I believe it’s safe to say that art is an expression of the soul.
There are very few crafts in the world that are as universally appealing as coloring. As children we all scribbled through various coloring books (and if you were like me, the walls and floor too … mwahaha). If you have a child you’ve probably enjoyed watching them color in hollowed images of various animals and Disney characters. But what about us adults?
According to the Amazon “bestseller list” right now, adult coloring books are becoming more and more popular as people discover – or rediscover – the amazing benefits of sitting down with a pencil or marker.
In fact, coloring books are even reported to be the best alternative to traditional forms of meditation as they allow the mind to relax, enter into a state of “flow” and slow down the body so that it can unwind. p>
While coloring may not technically be art therapy (according to this psychologist and art therapist), it is a simple, fun, and beneficial way to harmonize the mind and body.
So why is coloring so great? Coloring allows you to not only complete a beautiful mini masterpiece, but it also creates a space of silence in your mind. I found that just 10 minutes of solid coloring helped my inner chatter to quiet and eventually cease altogether. Not only that, but coloring actually helped me to become acutely aware of what was going on inside of my mind.
ANYONE can benefit from this, and it is a wonderful form of meditation. After 20 minutes I felt grounded and centered with all the stresses of the day faded away.
Below you will find a beautiful selection of free coloring pages for adults. Download any, or as many, as you like. You may even find that after coloring in a few of these pages you are inspired to create your own unique designs which will be even more beneficial for you.
Empower You by find your Sacred Soul Space with these free coloring pages: