The relaxing power of colouring

There’s something very calming about colouring. The gentle movement of our hands as we colour. The focus. The beautiful rainbow of coloured pencils or felt-pens that we can spread out to choose from.

When we sit and focus on colouring, it relaxes the amygdala, the fear centre of our brains, reducing the production of adrenaline. The gentle focus of colouring can calm a restless mind after a busy or difficult day. Our breathing slows to a more natural rhythm.

As we colour our breathing becomes slower, relaxing us further.

When combined with soft music in the background it can offer us a relaxing and welcome space to be in.

There are many colouring books to choose from. I found one on Amazon that is perfect as it has a combination of simple or complicated pictures, so there is something for the whole family.

Published by Go-to Mindfulness

I'm a Mindfulness teacher and coach - helping people to live a less stressed more balance life through one-to-one coaching, in person and online.

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