iMandala is the perfect aid to your meditation with its:
- Mandala and Seed Syllable Visuals;
- Meditation Timer;
- Mindfulness Bell;
- Soothing Background Music;
- Dynamic Visuals.
iMandala combines time-proven meditation techniques such as Mandala and Seed Syllable visualization, with soothing sounds and relaxing visual effects to help you to enter a deep and powerful meditative experience.
Mandala and Seed Syllable visualization will make your meditation experience deeper.
Focus your mind on a a Mandala and Seed Syllable of your choice.
Each Mandala has been specifically drawn and colored for iMandala. Seed Syllables in iMandala are also an original design based on the ancient Siddham script.
If your mind needs some more help to get to a steady and empty state, try with a dynamic visual effect that will make your Mandala subtly and steadily change during your meditation.
Choose a background music to take you deep into meditation among a set nature sounds: Ocean, Rain, Mountain Stream, Summer Night, Waterfall. All the sounds have been recorded live with high quality. Or if you prefer a different kind of music, you can play your own meditation music outside of iMandala.
iMandala will gently lead you into meditation by playing a set of 3 or more notes from a Gong or a Tibetan Bowl. While meditating a Gong or Tibetan Bowl stroke will remind you of the passing of the time. At the end of your meditation, iMandala will gently take you out of it by playing the same initial set of notes in reverse order.
For best results, it is suggested to connect your iPhone or iPad to external speakers or headphone. This will allow you to appreciate more thoroughly the beauty of nature sounds bundled with the app.
Mandalas ("circles" in Sanskrit) are sacred symbols used for meditation, prayer, healing, and art therapy. Clinical studies have shown Mandalas can have several healthy effect: boosting the immune system, reducing stress and pain, lowering blood pressure, promoting sleep, and easing depression.
"[Mandalas] are archetypal manifestations of higher consciousness" (Dr. Deepak Chopra, quote from: Divine Forces by Paul Heussenstamm).
Imagery is a form of meditation that helps exercise the brain's right side, which processes imagining and feelings; while the brain's left side is specialized in logical thinking and analysis. Mandala meditation will bring your brain's two sides in harmony and will create a different state of mind where Alpha waves are predominant.
iMandala allows you to choose a Mandala and a Seed Syllable as imagery to engage your brain's right side. A seed syllable is usually associated with a mantra and has a deep meaning which you can use as a guid for your meditation.
iMandala lets you decide how long you would like to meditate and il will gently "awake" you from your meditation state when that time has passed.
At regular intervals iMandala will play a bell so that you remember where you are and your mind is taken back to there in case it had been wandering. Several different Tibetan Bowls or Gongs high quality recording are available as mindfulness bells.
- General Suggestions
If you are not an experienced practitioner of meditation, you can get more benefit from iMandala sounds if you choose a shorter repetition timeframe.
As usual, follow a set of basic guidelines when you are about to meditate: find a peaceful and quiet place; get comfortable; assume a correct position and relax your body; breathe.
iMandala aims to be a project open to the feedback from its users. If you would like to have any of iMandala features further developed, please send an email to us.
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