by Altheia Luna
Art helps us to unblock, de-stress, and express ourselves to the fullest potential.
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.
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.
18 Free Coloring Pages For Adults
I was given a “Creative Therapy Coloring Book” at the beginning of the year as a gift but decided to abandon it in the dusty depths of my book dungeon. When I received it, I thought “This is kind of cool … but weird,” and so I passed up the opportunity. But the other week I stumbled across the book again and thought I would try it out for a change. A few hours later I was enthusiastically hopping on the internet researching far and wide … and what did I find? Other people love this whimsical form of self-expression as well!
ONLY 1/5 FINISHED, BUT I LIKE TO TAKE MY TIME!
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. That is partly why I was so eager to create this article, because almost 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. Feel free to 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.
Have a look!
1. Geometric Flowers
2. Sacred Vine
3. Native American Indian Chief
6. Mystical Mandala #1
7. Mystical Mandala #2
9. Mexican Skull
12. Tribal Mask
13. Magic Mushroom
14. The Ocean
15. Art Nouveau
17. Chinese Dragon
18. Flower Mandala
Which of these 18 free coloring pages for adults is your favorite? Leave a comment below or on our Facebook Page and share with us your creations!
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Note: Every effort has been made to source these images from websites that have offered them for free. Any potential infringement of copyright is unintentional and can be resolved immediately by contacting me here: luna (at) lonerwolf.com. These images are recommended for personal use only.
About The Author
Aletheia Luna is the co-founder, editor and author of popular spiritual website LonerWolf.com. As a transformational mentor and holistic writer, she has helped to guide thousands of people throughout the world on their paths of self-acceptance and wholeness. You can follow her work and private updates on Facebook .